Modesto (Calif.) Central Catholic offensive lineman Dominic Galas is among the top true center prospects in the West this year. In our opinion, there isn't a program in the region that Galas isn't good enough to play for despite lacking the ideal height most colleges are looking for.
Galas, 6-1, 270 pounds is as mean and nasty as they come. He plays with an edge to him that you love to see and is a great looking center prospect. He has great film and looked the part at the NorCal NIKE Camp earning OL MVP honors.
He also camped with USC and UCLA and had very good showings at both schools.
"I think he actually performed even better at the two Los Angeles camps than he did at Stanford," Tim Galas's Dominic's father said. "He took on everyone and was dominant.
"At USC's camp, I heard Coach Carroll talking with the OL coach there, Pat Ruhl. He said, 'this Galas kid is a player,' and coach Ruhl said, 'yeah if we don't take him, we're going to end up having to play against him.'
"I don't know if either school is going to offer but both said they're going to stay in touch. We actually just talked to Coach Ruhl earlier in the week and he asked if Dom had committed anywhere yet. We said he hadn't and he told us to keep the door open to them and said they like him a lot and need a center.
"Right now, Colorado and Oregon State are both being very aggressive and both have offered. We've already been to Oregon State and Oregon for Junior Days and have also visited Stanford. We're in the process now of looking at taking some unofficial visits during the summer but not sure where just yet.
"Dom just got back from a wrestling tournament in Oklahoma so he wants to get back to working out and getting in football shape again. We've talked about when is the best time to commit and I really don't know right now.
"Dom loves the Pac 10 and he's very high on Oregon State right now. They've told him he can come in and compete for playing time right away. No one is promising anything and I think more than likely, Dom will end up taking his trips and hopefully a few more schools will offer after seeing him play as a senior in the fall."