Gallo Talks Interest Level

Sam Grant just went off the recruiting board for Syracuse, committing to Boston College and now it sounds like Holland, Pa., native P.J. Gallo may be closing on a decision. He spoke to us on Saturday evening about where the Orange stand with him.

P.J. Gallo, a 6-foot-4, 235-pound tight end from Council Rock South High School is the nation's 20th ranked prospect at his position and after talking to him today it became evident that his decision will come sooner rather than later.

"I have Syracuse very high on my list," Gallo stated. "I'm going to talk to my parents and my head coach this week and there is a possibility that I could narrow my list of schools down soon, but I don't have anything definitive yet."

We asked Gallo to talk about his relationship with the coaches at Syracuse.

"Coach (Greg) Adkins is recruiting me and we have a pretty good relationship," Gallo said. "He's a funny guy and a good guy and I liked hanging out with him when I was up there for my visit. I definitely got the impression he knew his football from talking to him and he's a good coordinator."

"I also have a good relationship with Coach (Nathaniel) Hackett," Gallo added. "We've talked about how Syracuse uses their tight ends and he said they really need tight ends in this class. He told me they really use us in a diverse way and also like to run the ball a lot. We get along real well and he's another nice guy who is also a bit younger, so I can relate to him a little bit easier."

He also talked about what he liked about the school and program.

"First of all, there is a lot of history at Syracuse, but they've struggled recently and Coach Doug Marrone is coming in and putting them in the right direction, so it would be great to be a part of turning around a once proud program," Gallo explained. "They also have absolutely excellent academics and are among the best in the country."

Gallo finished his junior season with 12 receptions for 246 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, he had 93 tackles and five sacks.

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