Galloway Finally Makes His Pledge

It was nice to get the word that offensive lineman Dylan Galloway of Coppell, Texas made his commitment to Oklahoma State on Monday. Galloway announced on his Twitter account. Galloway had told me a couple of weeks ago that he thought he would commit to Oklahoma State but he needed to speak with his head coach at Coppell and his father. He explained that on his Twitter message today.

"I felt like it was the best place for me," Galloway said by phone Monday afternoon. "When I went up there after the camp and saw it and they had the really beautiful campus and the nice facilities. I liked the coaches too. It felt like home to me.

"My mom was with me and my granddad and they liked it too. My mom really liked it."

The relationship between Galloway and Oklahoma State initiated back in early June when he attended the Mary Hardin-Baylor satellite camp held on Sunday, June 7, at L.D. Bell High School in Hurst. Oklahoma State coaches were guest coaching on that camp tour.

I spent a lot of time watching the offensive linemen that afternoon as they participated in drills in the Bell indoor facility. It was obvious that Galloway was the top player as he was winning the skills and the technique contests. It was also obvious, or sure seemed that way, that offensive line coach Greg Adkins was liking what he was seeing and at 6-5, 280 pounds he certainly passed any eye test.

Watching Galloway on tape showed an athletic player who has good feet that allows him to be effective on run plays with an excellent break off the ball and the feet really come in handy as you rarely see him lose a defender on pass protection situations. It's a little amazing that he was not getting more recruiting attention based on his tape and how he is turning out physically.

As of the camp at L.D. Bell he had told us he had scholarship offers from Northern Illinois, Nevada, Arkansas State, and UTSA. Oklahoma State didn't waste any time and Galloway was up in Stillwater on an unofficial visit the next weekend.

"I finally got to sit down with my coach (Mike DeWitt) and my dad and they were fine with it," Galloway said of the delay.

He is a soft spoken young man that told me he has workouts and a few other plans this summer before practice will start at Coppell. He feels the Coppell Cowboys are primed for a good season this fall. DeWitt will tell you the offensive line is built around Galloway. Galloway had also told me that business was his likely choice for a major but he had not made a firm decision on that.

Galloway becomes the 11th commitment for Oklahoma State and the fifth in a busy June. He is the second offensive lineman to commit joining Teven Jenkins of Topeka High School in Topeka, Kansas.

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