Top 100 ranked wide receiver Rodney Gallagher (6-foot, 170-pounds) has committed to the West Virginia Mountaineers. The Laurel Highlands star announced the decision at his high school on Wednesday afternoon. Gallagher is a consensus four-star recruit and a top 100 ranked recruit on 247Sports at No. 97 while Rivals has him slightly lower at No. 105 for the class of 2023.
Made my decision for the next 4 years ✍🏽 pic.twitter.com/p8lGRNGMet
— Rodney Gallagher 3rd (LLC💕) (@Rodney_G3) May 25, 2022
Gallagher is the No. 1 player in the state of Pennsylvania in the class of 2023 on Rivals and the No. 2 player in the state on 247Sports. Both recruiting outlets have him among their top 20 wide receivers in the country with 247Sports having him at No. 14 and Rivals placing him slightly lower at No. 18.
The lead recruiter on Gallagher was safeties coach Dontae Wright. Gallagher chose West Virginia over his other seven finalists Notre Dame, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Penn State, Pitt, Virginia Tech and Texas. He also received offers from Arizona State, Connecticut, Cincinnati, Houston, Iowa State, Louisville, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, NC State, Nebraska, William & Mary and Wisconsin.
Gallagher is obviously a big get for Neal Brown and company as Gallagher becomes their first four-star recruit of the class of 2023. He is the seventh recruit in the class following linebacker Josiah Trotter, cornerbacks Cameron Calhoun and Josiah Jackson, running back Jahiem White, quarterback Raheim Jeter and defensive lineman Cameron Jackson. All of those being three-star recruits in what is currently the No. 30 ranked recruiting class on 247Sports, though that’s likely to go up with the commitment of Gallagher.