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From: Brea, California
High School: Olinda
As a senior, Tommy Gallarda played in eight games due to an ankle injury. He had 48 catches for 810 yards and 11 touchdowns on offense. On defense, in five games, he had 45 tackles, three sacks and one interception for a touchdown. Gallarda was named first team all-league and CIF on offense and first team all-league and second team CIF on defense. He was also named defensive league MVP. Gallarda is being recruited strictly as a tight end and that is what he prefers to play. "I have great skills as a receiver," Gallarda says. "I can find ways to get open and always catch the ball."
The tight end visited Boise State in October and he visited Colorado for the Nebraska game. "I am not sure on my decision between those schools right now. I am open to both of them and don't have a leader. After they come to my house and visit me I will have a better idea of what I want to do. I will probably make my decision closer to signing day."
New Offensive Coordinator Mark Helfrich and tight ends coach Kent Riddle are after Gallarda for the Buffs. "I think he'll (Helfrich) be doing an in-home within the next week. He wants to use me like they used their tight ends at Arizona State which was by lining them up in the slots, on the end and out wide."
Gallarda was also receiving attention as of late from Cal and Washington State. "They wanted me to go there for trips and I could have possibly been offered, but I went ahead and cancelled those trips."
He says the Bears and Borncos have been showing the most recent attention. "Boise State is recruiting me the hardest followed by Cal. Both those schools call me every week and show the most interest."
Gallarda carries a 3.3 core GPA and scored a 1540 on the SAT. He would like to major in Business.