Recruiting: Lineman From Richland On Radar

Oklahoma State already has one commitment from the Richland Rebels in linebacker Vic Jones, and there is another North Richland, Texas product on the Cowboy coaching staff's radar in offensive lineman Deveric Gallington. Gallington, who earned all-district honors last season, is a big guy at 6-4, 330 pounds, but he is athletic with a 5.2 in the 40-yard dash.

Gallington is strong with a 380-pound max in the bench and a whopping 600-pound max on the squat. He is also pretty busy as the summer begins to wind down.

"I'm going down to Alabama to one of their football camps," said Gallington. "They saw me on tape but playing on defense, and they want to see me on the offensive line. I'm also going to Texas Tech in a couple of weeks."

Gallington said those two schools -- along with Florida,Oklahoma State, and Arizona -- really comprise his list right now. Oklahoma State, Texas Tech and Arizona have all extended scholarship offers, while Alabama is waiting to see him in person, and Florida is still evaluating their offensive line needs and prospects.

Before Gallington makes his late summer trips to Tuscaloosa and Lubbock he is going to College Station. "My teammates made it to state in 7-on-7 (passing skill), and I'm going to support them," said Gallington, who added he has made every one of his teammates 7-on-7 contests this summer even though offensive linemen aren't needed in 7-on-7.

That shows excellent team comaraderie. Gallington added that his grades are in much better shape after summer school in June. He also has his score back from his second ACT and he said he has a qualifying score on the test.

"I'm looking at location, maybe close by, or Alabama or Florida would be OK," he said when asked how he is evaluating the five schools he is looking at. "I just don't want to go very far north if you know what I mean. The environment is important and how I feel when I'm on the campus, and the coaching staff, I want to get along well with my coaches."

Obviously, he will soon see Alabama and Texas Tech, but he has been to Stillwater already. "I was up there on Junior Day and got to see the basketball game," he said. "It was really nice. I liked the facilities and the coaches. It's a good place."

Gallington isn't putting a lot of pressure on himself to come up with a decision, but after the next couple of weeks does feel he will atleast be closer.

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