There is no shortage of attention to the 2008 North Richland Hills (Texas) Richland High School duo of Deveric Gallington and Victor Jones.
Gallington, the 6-foot-4, 318-pound offensive guard, has already hauled in an impressive list of scholarship offers from schools such as Iowa State, Kansas State, New Mexico, Oklahoma State, Purdue, Texas Tech, Utah, Washington State, and several others. Recently, Florida coach Urban Meyer stopped by the school and it looks like an offer could be made very soon.
"They wanted Deveric to come down and check it out there," Richland coach Gene Wier said. "So what we're looking at is, going to Florida in another week or two to check it out. Florida just wants him to come out and see the place. It sounds like a 99-percent sure deal that they'll offer."
Wier says that Florida, Oklahoma State, and Texas Tech are all schools that are high on the list for Gallington. It appears that after the trip to Florida, Gallington will quickly narrow down his list and make a decision within the next month.
"I don't want to speak for him, but those three schools have come up in the conversations we've had," Wier said.
Going from just a few offers to several has a lot to do with the progress that Gallington has made since last year. He's running a 40-yard dash in the 5.2-second range at 318 pounds.
"People just come on the field and watch him," Wier said. "That's really how it all happened. He's going to qualify and any questions of grades have been answered. He just has a lot of upside. He just turned 17 years old."
Teammate Jones, a 6-foot-1, 219-pound outside linebacker, has also added offers from the likes of Kansas, Purdue, Washington State, Louisiana Tech, SMU, and several others.
Stanford, Texas A&M, and Louisville are three schools that have yet to offer, but are showing interest. Wier expects both of his prospects to make decisions this summer.