TE Gallo Takes In Rutgers Practice

Rutgers is in the market for a tight end in the 2012 class, and one of the prospective targets was on campus Thursday to watch practice. Council Rock South (Holland, Pa.) standout P.J. Gallo made his first visit to Rutgers, met with the coaching staff and watched practice. He found out about his chances of getting a Rutgers offer, and spoke to ScarletReport.com about it.

Council Rock South High (Holland, Pa.) tight end P.J. Gallo wasn't sure what to expect on his first visit to Rutgers, but he certainly liked what he saw.

The 6-foot-3, 230-pound Gallo met with the coaching staff, watched practice and learned whether the Scarlet Knights are going to offer him.

"They said in about two weeks they have a meeting where they sit down and talk about their recruits, and they said they usually send out their second wave of offers then," Gallo said. "They said in that time they'll be straight up with me and tell me where I stand on their board, if they offer, if they want me to run around (at) camp."

Gallo already holds offers from West Virginia, Pittsburgh, Maryland, Connecticut and Temple, and is also visiting non-offering schools Syracuse, North Carolina State and Boston College this spring.

He said he wasn't disappointed he didn't get an offer from Rutgers because he understands the process, and his trip to campus was to gain a better understanding of the program.

"I learned more about their coaching staff today, watched practice, saw more about their offense," Gallo said. "I really like the way they're using their tight ends.

"As far as the facilities are concerned, I really like them. They're very nice. The weight room was really cool. That whole Hale Center, in general, was pretty awesome."

Gallo is being recruited by tight ends coach Brian Angelichio, and the two spent plenty of time talking.

"I spent some good time with him," Gallo said. "I sat in on his meetings this morning, and he's definitely a great coach. He's smart. He knows what he's doing."

Gallo also had the opportunity to speak with coach Greg Schiano, and also noticed how the Scarlet Knights' head man coached the defense.

"He's a very energetic guy," Gallo said. "He runs around practice. He's yelling and screaming. It's a good thing. I think the kids definitely feed off of that and it brings energy into practice. He seems like a good guy to play for."

As a junior, Gallo made 12 receptions for 246 yards and two touchdowns, and made 93 tackles, including five sacks, from his defensive end position.

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