The commitment: Wayne Gallman, Grayson HS [Loganville, Ga.]
Date committed: April 11, 2012
Ranked: Four-star, No. 40 RB
Other options: Auburn, Florida State, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Georgia Tech
Position status: With the departure of longtime starter Andre Ellington, the No. 1 running back position was open before the start of spring practice. Roderick McDowell, who emerged last season as the No. 2, entered and exited the spring a the starter. Behind him are D.J. Howard and Zac Brooks, both of whom are already on campus. Gallman and Dye will arrive to campus Clemson later this summer.
The evaluation: Gallman is an athlete who could play on either side of the ball in college. Scout has had him ranked as a running back and an outside linebacker, so that tells you how versatile he is. As a running back, he is more of an upright runner that slashes through the holes. He is not that between the tackle back that gets tons of yards after contact, but he is slippery in space, he catches the ball well, and he is a good cut-back runner. - Chad Simmons, National Recruiting Analyst
Estimated impact: 2014. Assuming that one of the two freshmen running backs will play and the other will redshirt, we project Dye as the guy who will play. However, it's not a given that Dye will be the top freshman back later this year. Gallman, who split time with other running backs during his time at Grayson, shouldn't be looked over this fall. He'll come in ready to compete, and could surprise some folks during fall camp.
Commitment capsule: Gallman
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