2017 Intro: Eric Gallman

Eric Gallman

Huntersville (N.C.) SouthLake Christian has quickly become one of the top private school football programs in North Carolina. Freshman wide receiver Eric Gallman is one of the team's top young players and he spoke with FOX Sports about the latest developments in his recruitment.

Eric Gallman is having a strong freshman season and college coaching staffs have taken notice.

"I've gotten mail from Georgia, Maryland, Duke, ECU, N.C. State and UConn," said the 5-foot-8, 160-pound Gallman. "Georgia has sent me the most stuff."

Gallman also mentioned Florida, Florida State, Texas A&M and Texas as schools he's interested in.

While it is very early in the recruiting process, Gallman has already taken trips to East Carolina, Georgia, Penn State.

His most recent visit was to East Carolina.

"I really liked their weight room," he said. "It was big and really nice. They also have a lot of academic advisors to help keep you on track."

Gallman knows his strengths on the football field, but is also working to improve in certain areas.

"I run routes really well and I catch the ball really well," he said. "I also get off the line of scrimmage very well.

"Some of the things I'm working on are my athleticism, speed and my explosiveness. And also getting stronger – I'm starting to hit the weights now."

SouthLake is 9-1 and Gallman and his team have high hopes for the rest of the season.

"Individually, I want to have 30 catches for 500 yards and five touchdowns," Gallman said.

"Team-wise, we have one more game before the playoffs, so we want to win that one. After that, we have to focus and try to win a state championship."

So far this season, Gallman has 23 catches for 424 yards and two touchdowns and five carries for 33 yards and a touchdown. Gallman has also started the last two games on defense and has five tackles, one fumble recovery and one pass deflection.

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