Junior Linebacker Drawing Looks

Junior Linebacker Drawing Looks

Florida is stocked with talent every year and the class of 2015 is no exception. Junior linebacker Eric Gallon is starting to draw recruiting attention, and the Lakeland George W. Jenkins athlete is one to watch.

Lakeland George W. Jenkins linebacker Eric Gallon is a player to watch in the class of 2015 in the state of Florida. His play has sparked recruiting interest from several BCS schools.

Gallon, 6-foot-2, 210-pounds, has the physical ability to play inside, while having the speed to be able to handle outside linebacker responsibilities.

"I think I'm having a really good year, and I've gotten better at reading my keys," Gallon stated. "My strength on the field would be change of direction, and my speed and range getting to the football. The keys are different for playing in the middle as they are playing outside, but I'm getting better at it."

"On the season, I have over 70 tackles and I have three sacks, through eight games," he added.

Although he has no offers to date, there is recruiting interest in Gallon from BCS programs.

"The three schools I'm hearing from the most would be Kansas State, Tennessee and Mississippi State," he admitted. "I've been to Kansas State for camp and loved it there. My father (current Youngstown State runningbacks coach Eric Gallon Sr.) played at Kansas State, so I love the program. Kansas State is close to offering, but they go very slow with the recruiting process."

"Tennessee wants me to come up for a game, but I haven't been able to make it," he continued. "I get mail from Mississippi State every day, and I'm definitely very interested in their program. We also speak on Twitter. I also spoke with Coach (Stan) Hixon from Penn State, and we are just starting a relationship. I'm also hearing from Florida State, and I'm just starting to hear from them."

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