An excellent crimson adventure for Galvin

HE'S RUSHED FOR more than 200 yards in every game his senior season and has already climbed over the 1,000 yard mark. He stopped racking up the yards on high school gridirons long enough to take in the sights and sounds of Washington State this past weekend, and summed up the experience in three words.

"It was excellent," said Rickey Galvin, a 5-8, 172-pounder who has logged 1,161 hashes in five games this season with 11 TD's.

Galvin said one of his main goals headed in was to spend time getting to know the Cougar coaches. Mission accomplished.

"The coaches and players brought me in. It was like family...the coaches had talked to me over the phone but the players didn't know me at all and they showed me a lot of love and treated me (like family). We made hat connection," said Galvin.

BACK DURING THE spring and summer months prior to his senior year, a time where ever increasing amounts of recruiting, offers, commitments and ratings are done these days, Galvin wasn't as well known in California as some of the bigger running backs. That's changed since he started running wild WSU, however, got in on him early and likes his top end speed, said Galvin.

"I talked to all the coaches this weekend. Every single one of them mentioned if I was to go there they have a spot for me and I fit what they want," said Galvin.

Galvin isn't ready to make his decision but said post-visit he can see himself at Washington State.

"I really can," he said. "It's something different. I'm used to a big city type and it's something new, it's (close knit) and I'd like to try something new."

While Pullman is a college town, Galvin said the Cougar Nation is big time.

"That fan base is big, I like the fan base. Everybody knows that Washington State (1-5) isn't doing very good this season. But the fans still come out and are loyal to these players and coaches. They come out and still show the same love, I like that," said Galvin.

AS MUCH AS Galvin enjoyed his crimson experience, he said he doesn't anticipate making a final decision until after the season and after he gets a few more official visits under his belt. He has one other official trip scheduled thus far, to Fresno State in late November.

Galvin is also a star in the classroom and easily achieved a qualifying score on the SAT.

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