Gallon Holding Seven Offers, Names Leader

One of the top big men in the country has seen his offer list grow from a pair of early options to a total of seven. More options may soon be on the way, but the talented Keith Gallon reports that his overall leader may be tough to beat.

Keith Gallon profile

"I have a few offers now," said the 6-9, 290 pounder. "Mississippi State, LSU, Arizona, USC, Georgetown, Tennessee and Texas A&M have all offered me."

Gallon recently took a trip to Starkville, Mississippi to check in on the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

"I have been to Mississippi State on an unofficial visit. My mom and my brother went with me," said Keith. "It's a real nice campus. I didn't know it was going to be like that. I really liked it. The gym is real nice."

The talented center took the guided tour with his recruiting coach Robert Kirby. Before heading back home, Keith had the chance to sit down with the Bulldogs' coaching staff and discuss his potential role on the team.

"I got to meet with Coach Kirby and Coach Stansbury," explained Gallon. "They are real down to earth. I like that in a coach. I liked both of them a lot. They told me I would have a lot of opportunities on offense if I came there. I love to score, but I like to get my teammates involved too."

The Oak Hill product reports that he is not your typical big man who spends his entire night with his back to the basket.

"I can confuse a lot of people because I can handle the ball," said Gallon. "I can face up and take a lot of big men off the dribble. If I get a smaller guy, I can post him up. I am real versatile."

Keith and his family are not strangers to the Mississippi State family and those family connections may prove to be important to the Bulldogs' chances of signing the four star prospect.

"One of the things that gives Mississippi State some extra points is how they treated my sister," said Gallon. "Donnisha Tate is my sister and she plays basketball there. Once she got hurt they stuck with her. They didn't pull her scholarship. That shows me that there is a lot of loyalty at Mississippi State."

With several options in hand, Gallon is considering his options. The Mississippi State staff did not push Keith for a decision, but he confesses that the Bulldogs made enough of an impression to take the lead in the race for his signing day signature.

"They aren't pushing for me a commitment or anything like that," explained Gallon. "They are my number one school and I let them know I was going to commit when I got ready. I think I am going to make my decision after the Lebron Camp and before I go back to Oak Hill for my senior season."

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