Modesto hoss high on Beavs, holds OSU offer

A GOOD OFFENSIVE LINE COACH will tell you, smarts and athleticism counts for more than size. Because while 6-foot-2, 275-pounds may be considered undersized for a Pac-10 center, consider no fewer than five schools, including Oregon State, have extended a scholarship offer to a hoss out of Central Catholic High in Modesto. And for his part, he was wowed on his trip to Corvallis earlier this summer.

Dominic Galas holds offers from Oregon State, Boise State, Colorado State, UNLV and Nevada. Among Pac-10 schools, Oregon is lurking, as is UCLA.

On his unofficial to Oregon State in June, Galas said he made an immediate connection with the Beaver staff.

"The coaching staff is really the main thing for me," said Galas. "I went up to Oregon State and talked to all those coaches and I just loved it. The second thing would probably be the facilities, and the schedule is a big thing too."

"It's a beautiful school and the facilities, I was really impressed with them."

While Galas has OSU high on his list, he also said he remains open to everyone and will wait to see how things unfold.

"Hopefully that (offer) list will grow," he said.

While UNLV likes him as a defensive nose guard, everyone else, including Oregon State, sees him as a center at the next level.

TEXT MESSAGES were banned as a recruiting tool in August but with the calendar now having turned to September, coaches' phone calls and recruiting will begin to kick into overdrive for Galas and others.

"Before the text messaging went out, the contact was pretty steady. Text messages, that was really big for me. After that, emails were kind of the thing and now the can call again, so I think their recruiting is going to pick up," said Galas.

Galas will be setting his visit schedule in the near term, with a visit date to Oregon State yet to be determined.

"Right now I'm trying to get an official visit with Boise State and Colorado, but it's tough with my schedule," said Galas.

A timetable for a verbal commitment could be sooner, or later, he said. It all depends.

"I don't know when I'll commit. Some people have told me to do it in the next month or two but we'll see. I'm just kind of keeping my options open,: said Galas.

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