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WVU Football Commit Rodney Gallagher Scores 1,500th Point in High School Basketball Career



West Virginia football commit Rodney Gallagher scored his 1,500th point for Laurel Highlands basketball in their 75-59 win on Friday night. Gallagher is a 4-star recruit for WVU head coach Neal Brown but is continuing to play basketball during his senior season.

Gallagher, a 6-foot point guard, led Laurel Highlands to a 5A WPIAL Championship in March. The Uniontown, PA, native scored 26 points on 8-of-20 shooting in the championship game. Gallagher has committed to sticking with football for the meantime but Brown and Bob Huggins are open to Gallagher playing both sports.

“Neal Brown was all for it and coach Huggins was all for it. And they still are if I ever want to do that again,” Gallagher told Adam Crowley of 93.7 The Fan back in May.

During his recruitment for basketball, Gallagher was offered by Florida, George Mason, Hampton, Illinois, Penn State, Pitt, Rhode Island, Wake Forest and West Virginia.

In football, Gallagher will next be competing in the Under Armour All-American Bowl in January. He closed out his tenure at Laurel Highlands by compiling 2,039 total yards of offense and 28 touchdowns while switching between quarterback and wide receiver during his senior season.

Gallagher plans to sign with WVU on college football’s Early Signing Day on Dec. 21. Gallagher would be the 22nd-highest WVU football recruit in history once signed.

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