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Rodney Gallagher Learned ‘A Bunch of New Things for My Position’ at All-American Bowl



Rodney Gallagher at All-American Bowl

Now that he is signed on as the headliner of West Virginia’s latest recruiting class, Rodney Gallagher has one thing on his mind – keep working on his game so he can change the life of the football program.

Gallagher was afforded an opportunity to improve himself and be able to learn from the best on Sunday afternoon at the annual All-American Bowl. He then detailed the experience to WVSN.

I think I did a great job,” said Gallagher while evaluating how he thinks he performed at the event regarded as a high school football All-Star game in San Antonio, Texas. The All-American Bowl provides a select group of the best high school football players from around the country an opportunity to see how they stack up compared to their peers.

Gallagher, a four-star product who many regard as one of the better recruits ever acquired out of high school by WVU, was able to watch other wide receivers and see how they ran routes, practiced, attempted learn plays and handled themselves on the field. He made it clear this was all something he was looking forward to prior to the event, and then expressed how much he relished in it afterwards.

The Laurel Highlands star athlete played mostly quarterback throughout his football high school career, but saw time at receiver as well last season once he realized receiver was the position he wanted to play at the next level.

This is what Gallagher focused on when asked what he learned. “I learned a bunch of new things for my position that will translate to college,” Gallagher offered about his takeaways from his week in Texas. When asked for what he learned specifically, Gallagher detailed route concepts and timing.

Soon after officially signing his national letter of intent with the Mountaineers, Gallagher joined fellow top recruit from Jahiem White to talk with Mike Asti for a show that discussed how they believe this will be the class to save head coach Neal Brown’s tenure and resurrect the program.

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