In the mind of Apopka, FL wideout Jeremy Gallon, the number of schools courting you is as important as being courted by the one you want. That’s why he decided to cut short his recruitment and announce his commitment to Michigan Thursday just as the intensity of his recruitment ramping up.
“I wanted to have more time to think about school and focus on the important things,” explained Gallon. “I’d been thinking about it all my junior year. My mother was just saying do what’s best for me and do what’s in my heart… do what I feel don’t quit. I did that. She’s happy for me.”
“We vibed great,” Gallon said. “(The Michigan coaches) seemed real up front, and that’s one of the things I liked about them. They’re straight up and forward about me telling me how it is… and they seem to care. They’d be willing to help me.”
That genuine interaction reminded Gallon of that which he has had with a star athlete over the years.
“Warren Sapp grew up right down the road,” he said referring to the former All Pro defensive tackle. “I’ve talked to him plenty of times. I played basketball with him a couple of times when he came to the park. He’s a cool guy. He’ll keep it straight up with you and is down to earth player. He’s like a regular person you’d meet at the grocery store.”
Now that his decision is behind him, Gallon is focusing on summer school, getting his senior campaign, and dreaming about how he will fit into the Wolverines plans. Despite his diminutive frame, he believes he can be an impact player in Rich Rodriguez’s offense.
“I’m 5-8.5, 169, my forty time is a 4.38, and I power clean 310 lbs,” a confident Gallon reported. “I’m an explosive player that is willing to do anything for his team and lay it all on the line. (Michigan) said they were going to put me at slot receiver and use me as a running back. They want to get me out in the open field with the linebackers one-on-one.”
And for fans and coaches thinking that the talented youngster might consider letting another program utilize those talents, Gallon has a message.
“No, I’m not taking any other visits,” he said matter-of-factly. “I’m going to stay committed Michigan. I’m probably not going to be able (visit Michigan) during the summer though. It will probably be in the fall. “
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