"I found out (about qualifying) Tuesday morning," Gallon said. "I didn't tell (the Michigan coaches)… they told me (laughing). A couple of the older guys called me (to offer their congratulations). I don't know when I'm going up there, but I can't wait."
The tension that stemmed from his uncertain qualification status mounted more and more in recent weeks. Through it all, the support from those closest to him helped him to keep pressing forward.
"I was real nervous about the whole thing," Gallon admitted. "Me, my girlfriend, and my brother… we studied hard for it. We'd been working hard on it. They're sad (that he's leaving), but happy at the same time."
"It's a good feeling that it came out that way," he continued. "(The last few months) was all about the test mostly, but after getting that good news I'm working out hard and doing everything to prepare myself. I'll have a chance to play right away."
This dynamic playmaker is at a bit of a disadvantage compared to the other slots on the roster, but he definitely possesses the kind of talent to bridge the gap. As excited as he is to get back on the football field in the near future, Gallon is equally jubilant about some of the more mundane aspects of starting off his collegiate career.
"I want to get #5, but hey, whatever number they give me I'm happy with," Gallon said laughingly. "I don't have a roommate yet, but whoever he is, I hope he is cool. I can't wait"
The Florida native is even thinking fondly about the Michigan winters.
"I got a couple big jackets lined up," so I'll be fine," he said.