Wayne Gallman impressed with Vanderbilt

Last season at Grayson High School, Wayne Gallman Jr., split carries at running back and played linebacker for the AAAAA Georgia State Champion. Gallman is expected to become the Rams feature back in the coming season. He has offers at both running back and linebacker, although if given his druthers, he'd prefer to be on offense with the ball in his hands.


"I made Second Team All-(Gwinnett) County at linebacker, but it was more of a safety right," said Wayne Gallman. "In limited carries I had 700 yards rushing and eight touchdowns. Most of my offers are for running back, but some schools have offered for both (positions). I want to play running back, but if they offer for both with the an opportunity at running back that's still fine."

Gallman, 6-foot-1, 196-pounds, recently picked up his eighth offer from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He's only made two campus visits this spring, Georgia and Clemson, but is hoping to get out to see some other colleges for the April spring games. One of the schools on his offer list, and one he'd like to visit soon is Vanderbilt.

"This year made Vanderbilt really standout," Gallman stated. "They're moving up pretty fast. I've heard the next two recruiting classes are going to be big. They're the kind of classes you need to make it to the big bowl games. I've been talking to them lately, mostly on Facebook with Coach Bankins."

As he prepares for his senior season and making another run at a state title, Gallman is running in the 100 and 200 meter dashes and the 4X1 relay for Grayson track. He feels like his speed is just one aspect of what he brings to the table at running back.

"I'm bringing that defensive power to the running game, so I just run people over or beat them with my speed," Gallman said. "I think I have good vision. Usually I can figure out defenses quickly and find the holes to hit. I'll do anything I can to get the extra yards to help us get the touchdown."

It may be awhile before Gallman makes a decision on his college future. He's been hearing from Florida State and plans on taking a trip to Tallahassee, where his father, Wayne Gallman Sr., played at Florida A&M.

"I'll probably decide sometime next school year," Gallman said. "I'm going to look at the location, preferably somewhere fairly close where my parents can come watch me play.

"I'm also going to look at how I would fit into the offense. Most importantly is being at a school that provide me with an excellent education. It's mostly going to be my call, but I'm going to listen to what my parents have to say on it."

Gallman believes the Rams will have another strong team next year to challenge for a second consecutive state title. The team features five-star prospect, Robert Nkemdiche, who holds a Vanderbilt offer among an abundance of others.

One player other Ram player Vanderbilt is keeping an eye on is defensive back David Kamara who holds an Ole Miss offer and is recruited by ex-Commodore secondary coach, Wesley McGriff.

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