ATLANTA, Ga. -- Grayson (Ga.) junior Wayne Gallman didn't put up gaudy offensive numbers in 2011. That's because during Grayson's state championship season, the talented tailback had to split carries with several other players.
And that was something he didn't mind doing.
"That's how coach wants it," Gallman said Monday after checking in at the RisingSeniors.com Georgia Junior Bowl. "Whatever he wants, I'm going to go with it."
The quantity of carries might not have been high, but the quality of those rushes often was. Gallman was, after all, a valuable member of his team who rushed for more than 500 yards. And apparently he did enough to attract attention from some notable college programs.
"Auburn, Clemson, Vanderbilt and Georgia Tech have offered," the soft-spoken Gallman said. "Georgia Tech just offered after our second playoff game. I've been to a Clemson game and I went to an Auburn game."
At this stage, Gallman, who also is a standout outside linebacker but is being recruited primarily as a tailback, seems to be pretty open.
"I don't really have a leader because there are some schools I really like that haven't offered yet," Gallman said.
According to the 6-feet-1, 195-pound Gallman, he is drawing substantial interest from Alabama, Florida State and Oklahoma. He thinks the Crimson Tide could be next to offer. One of his classmates at Grayson, five-star defensive end Robert Nkemdiche, already holds an Alabama offer. Gallman said he also is getting positive vibes from Oklahoma.
"I just talked to them yesterday," he said. "I've been talking to them for awhile. I really like them."
What's next for Gallman?
"I probably will [make some visits soon]," he said. "I'll probably try to go to some junior days. I know Florida State sent me [an invitation] and Georgia sent me one."
According to Gallman, a college pick probably won't come until after the 2012 season. In the meantime, he is taking in things this week in Atlanta. But unfortunately, Gallman won't be able to play in Friday's game because of what he called a "real bad bruise on my [right] knee."