There are very few linemen in the country who saw the scholarship offers come in like Brett Gallimore. The four-star prospect had over 40 offers and after months of visits and analyzing he is down to a pair.
“We have narrowed it down to Michigan and Florida State,” said Rich Gallimore, Brett’s father. “I think he will reach a decision the week after next. Next week he has final exams and he wants to focus on them.”
This week the Gallimore’s had Andy Moeller (Michigan) and Bobby Bowden in for visits. Yesterday Bowden arrived at Kansas City International Airport and turned heads of several people.
“We must have laughed for an hour straight,” Rich said of Bowden’s in home visit. “He is truly a nice man. It is easy to see how he gets all of those recruits. Brett loved his visit there. He liked the atmosphere and he was matched up with some of the players who had already committed.”
For those who have followed Gallimore’s recruiting, Michigan has always been a constant near the top of his list.
“Coach Carr is scheduled to come in after the Rose Bowl,” Rich said. “We’ve had a chance to meet him two or three times and he is a class act.”
This was the week where the Gallimore’s had to tell several of the colleges of their decision. They definitely did their homework. Rich said Brett formed a matrix of all the teams he was considering using football tradition, academics, travel time and expense to the school, and several other factors.
“It was pretty amazing,” Rich said. “He spent a lot of time on it. He broke it into a lot of detail.”
This week Gallimore was named to the all-state football team and within another 10 days he should have an idea where he is headed to college.