NC State commitment Reggie Gallaspy rushed for 3,318 yards and totaled 54 touchdowns as a senior at Southern Guilford High School. However, in a year loaded with FBS-caliber running backs, Gallaspy found himself at linebacker and sharing carries in the backfield during Saturday's Shrine Bowl.
On a day when defenses from both sides dominated, Gallaspy had a
tough time carving out yards but looked quick and explosive on the
few times when there were holes to run through. On the day he
finished with just four yards rushing on seven carries. He also
added an eight yard pass reception.
On defense Gallaspy had a couple of tackles with 1.5 tackles for
While South Carolina prevailed 21-12, Gallaspy said all in all the
Shrine Bowl proved to be a great experience.
"It was a pretty good week. We had some great practices and I think
we just came up short. I thought we could have played a little bit
harder but the most important thing was just to play this game for
the kids. So we lost but we still won."
Always the go-to guy at Southern Guilford in 2014, Gallaspy said
sharing the carries at running back was something he hadn't done in
"It was a little different sharing the ball. I started off my career
in high school with two running backs so it was nothing new but it
was something that hasn't happened in a while."
Gallaspy was able to spend the week with several current Wolfpack
commitments and at least a couple of potential future teammates. He
talked about that part of his week in Spartanburg.
"It went perfectly well. We already had a bond before we ever came
to the Shrine Bowl. It was cool. We already knew each other. We just
had a great time.
"We're working on Mike (Hughes) and Johnny (Frasier). We want to get
Johnny in there to help us so we have a lot of good backs in the
back field and have some good players back there that can share the
ball and add in with the guys that are already there like Matt Dayes
and Shad Thornton. We're working on Mike, just really need Mike so
we're working hard on him too."
Gallaspy added that he feels NC State is well on its way to having
one of the best in-state recruiting classes in recent memory.
"We've got some really good guys coming in. Not only are they good
players but they're also great personalities and great kids.
Overall, in my opinion I think we have the best class."
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