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Four-way battle for elite Florida LB

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Four-star Tallahassee (Fla.) Lincoln linebacker Rodney Gallon has a tough decision on his hands as signing day rapidly draws near.
“It’s getting close to that time,” he said, “and I really don’t have any idea right now which way I’m going. It’s still the main four – Auburn, Florida State, Nebraska and Tennessee. They’re all pretty equal.
“What I’m planning to do is make this last visit (FSU on 1/30) and spend the next couple of days thinking things over. I’ll probably wait until the 4th to make my decision.”
Gallon (6-0, 210, 4.5) got the full-court press from three of those schools at his home.
“It was a crazy day,” he said. “I had Auburn in here at 6:15, Tennessee at 7:30 and Nebraska at 9. Tennessee was really neat. They sent coach Fulmer down with three of his assistants – coach Taylor, coach Washington and the DBs coach. We had a great meeting.”
He’s coming off an official visit with the Volunteers this past weekend.
“It went great,” Gallon said. “I really enjoyed my first trip to Tennessee. It was nice. I was impressed by the atmosphere there. It’s a great college town. Everything there is Tennessee orange. They really support their program well. They even had some streets named after former players, like Peyton Manning. That was cool.
“I had some good talks with coach Chavis, the linebackers coach, and coach Fulmer. They’re good men who really know their stuff, and seem like people you’d enjoy being around for four years.
“I also liked the big stadium and the overall facilities. They were impressive. It’s also a good school for academics.”
As a senior, Gallon recorded 135 tackles, five tackles for loss and three sacks. He is rated the No. 9 outside linebacker in the nation by Rivals.com.
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