Meeting the Terps Offense: #19 P.J. Gallo

College Park, MD. - TSR gets you acclimated with the 2012 Terps, first looking at the offense.

Player: P.J. Gallo

Hometown: Holland, Pa.

Class: Freshman

Height & Weight: 6-foot-2, 225 pounds

Projected Position on Depth Chart: Backup tight end

The rundown: Gallo is a three-star member of the 2012 class that the Terps are welcoming this season. A tight end that can block and catch passes, Gallo led the Council Rock Golden Hawks to the PIAA Quarterfinals and a 12-2 overall record in his senior year. He finished with 10 receptions for 190 yards and also saw action on defense, racking up 92 tackles. Gallo can help stretch the field in the passing game when needed, though his speed still needs more work.

Expectations for 2012: Gallo is stuck behind four other tight ends, including Matt Furstenburg, so starting will be out of the question. Gallo may redshirt his first season and take time to develop his game. The Terps regard Gallo as their tight end of the future and waiting and learning from Furstenburg should help his development. With three senior tight ends and one junior tight end in front of him, Gallo will not have to wait long for his turn as the team's feature tight end. A year to develop as a player and to get more comfortable with the Terps' offense could be really beneficial for Gallo when he takes over the starting spot in a year or two.

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