Gallaspy Nearing A Decision?

Southern Guilford (NC) senior tailback Reggie Gallaspy has been one of the top tailbacks in the state for a couple of years, but this season he appears to be out to prove that he just might be the best.

Southern Guilford (NC) senior tailback Reggie Gallaspy has been one of the top tailbacks in the state for a couple of years, but this season he appears to be out to prove that he just might be the best.

"I feel great right now," said Gallaspy. "My agility and cutting is where I want it to be, and I feel like I have my speed back. My junior year I played most of it with a twisted ankle and that bothered me some, but I wanted to keep playing.

"I think my biggest strengths are running between the tackles and breaking tackles. I have some weaknesses, but they aren't issues. I'm still working on those and getting better."

Gallaspy has led his team to a 3-0 start, and he has already totaled 758 yards and 10 touchdowns. Last Friday he had 276 yards on 26 carries with three scores in Southern Guilford's 36-18 win over Southeast Guilford.

The Storm rode their top player down the stretch, as 19 of their 21 second-half plays were Gallaspy runs.

"I'm a little sore," he said, laughing. "But, it's a good kind of sore."

The 5-foot-11, 215-pounder is trying to balance his senior season with his college recruitment. He holds offers from over a dozen programs and has narrowed down his list.

"Right now it is NC State, Duke, Vanderbilt, Arkansas, and Michigan State," said Gallaspy. "I've set an official visit to NC State for their game against Florida State, and I'm going to visit the others too, but that's the only one I've set right now.

"I like those schools because they all have great academics, and I love the competition. The SEC, Big Ten, and the ACC are all big conferences."

Gallaspy's last college visit was to NC State for the Wolfpack's season opener against Georgia Southern. Joined by his father, Gallaspy raved about the trip.

"It went really good," he said. "I had some great conversations with the coaches and players. It was a great experience, being there for the game and around their fans.

"The coaches said they want to take two running backs in this class because they have a senior, and I think one could leave for the NFL if he has a good year. If that happened it would leave them with just one running back so that would be a great opportunity to go in and play."

NC State's commitments are also trying to help the Pack land Gallaspy. He is close friends with 2015 verbal commitment Jarius Morehead and has talked to others on Twitter.

"They want me on board," he added. "I've been talking to a lot of their commitments."

An early enrollee, Gallaspy declined to name a leader. However, he hopes to make a decision in the near future. In fact, it could come sooner rather than later.

"Something will pop up soon," he stated. "I think it could happen in the next couple of weeks. I don't have a timeline though. It could be tomorrow or it could be in October or November. I just know I have to decide pretty soon because I am enrolling early."

What is Gallaspy looking for in a school?

"I'm going to go where I'm the most comfortable... where I can contribute," he said. "I just need to make sure I pick the right school for me."


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