Gallaspy's A Traveling Man

GREENSBORO, N.C. --- During the summer, Reggie Gallaspy sat down and plotted his entire travel schedule for the college football season.

"I just wanted to go ahead and visit all the schools that were recruiting me," Gallaspy said. "With the ones that offered me, I wanted to go ahead and get them first."

Thus far, Gallaspy has attended Clemson's nationally televised victory over Georgia in Death Valley. The 6-foot, 215-pound tailback from Southern Guilford High continued with games at Virginia (vs. Oregon), East Carolina (vs. Virginia Tech), and Georgia Tech (vs. North Carolina), which recently offered.

This weekend, Gallaspy will be in Winston-Salem for Wake Forest vs. NC State. He'll then have a busy November packed with games that feature the Tar Heels, including three contests in Chapel Hill – NC State vs. UNC in Raleigh followed by UNC vs. Virginia, UNC-Old Dominion, and UNC-Duke all in Chapel Hill.

"Actually, watching the Georgia Tech-Carolina game, I've seen a lot of things with Carolina's [offense that will allow] me to go to the house," Gallaspy said. "… I want to be able to go to a home game to see the school atmosphere, the stadium, fans, and everything."

After his season trips, but before his senior year, Gallaspy plans to assemble a list of favorite schools.

"I'm looking for team chemistry – being able to work together – and the coaches, and the team being more like a family," Gallaspy said. "That's what I'm looking for. I see a lot of it, but I want to see a team that has all three categories."

Location will also play a role. Gallaspy is looking to stay on the east coast. However, he's considering visits to west coast schools like Oregon and Southern Cal and admits such visits could alter his stance.

Gallaspy has a preliminary list of schools that have grabbed his attention.

"[UNC] being the first to offer, they're really at the top of my list," Gallaspy said. "I have a lot of interest in Clemson … even though [Clemson] hasn't offered yet, they're talking good stuff. Even if they do offer, it's probably going to be between NC State, Carolina, Duke, and Clemson as of right now."

Chris Kapilovic is recruiting Gallaspy for UNC. The two speak about once a week.

"They're ready for me to commit," Gallaspy said. "They're ready for me to go ahead and commit to them, but I'm going to wait it out."

After dropping Friday night's game to North Forsyth, Southern Guilford falls to 2-4 on the year.

"Since we have a lot of young guys on the team – we lost 22 seniors from last year – so right now, there's a lot of load to carry," Gallaspy said. "But sooner or later, my boys are going to pick it up and we're going to start rolling."

Held scoreless for the first half, Southern's coaching staff decided to lean even more on Gallaspy during the second half by using the Wildcat formation – with Gallaspy taking the snap – more frequently.

"I told my coach that I want the ball and I want to go ahead and make the plays," Gallaspy said. "So [Wildcat] was the best way to do that."

The move allowed Southern to get on the board – on a 29-yard Gallaspy throw – but it wasn't enough to pull the come-from-behind victory.

On the season, Gallaspy has accumulated 834 yards and seven touchdowns on 141 rushes and 46 yards on three receptions.

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