Gallo Recaps Maryland Official

Council Rock South (PA) tight end P.J. Gallo helped his team all the way to the PIAA state quarterfinals, and is now into basketball season. He talks about his official visit to Maryland this past weekend.

Maryland commit, and three-star tight end P.J. Gallo has been impressed with the Terps for awhile. It should be no surprise that his official visit exceeded his own expectations.

"It was just a real, well-run trip," Gallo said. "It was a lot of fun. It was good getting to see a lot of the other recruits, as well as teammates of the future. It was good to see that. It was good to hangout with guys already on the team. That was cool. It was a good bonding experience.

"I got to talk to all the coaches. They're extremely friendly, very welcoming. They're all great guys; all good coaches."

Gallo says as a result of being at a few Maryland games already, some other unofficial visits and the official visit this past weekend, he's already gotten close with Roman Braglio, Perry Hills and Joe Riddle—all of whom were on campus this weekend. He said it's helped him and the rest of the committed 2012 prospects become close ahead of schedule.

"All the guys committed seem to be real good guys," Gallo said. "We're pretty close, and we're just looking forward to being a great team."

A big part of the weekend was heading into Washington D.C. for dinner and a tour of the National Mall.

"We went down to DC on the ninth floor of some building, where we had dinner," Gallo said. "It was a nice view of the Mall. It was pretty cool to see all (the monuments) lit up at night."

Gallo added that while he was aware of the close proximity of Washington D.C. to the Maryland campus, he's learned through the recruiting process some of its benefits.

"It definitely helps with internships," Gallo said. "It's the fourth-best city for internships. It definitely helps to be so close to DC and Baltimore."

Gallo helped Council Rock South all the way to the PIAA Quarterfinals. Gallo's season ended just a week ago, as his team fell to the hands of North Penn, 34-14. North Penn will be playing in Saturday's Quad-A state championship game. The Golden Hawks still finished 12-2. Gallo finished with 10 catches for 190 yards at tight end, with 92 tackles on defense.

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