Three-star offensive guard Deveric Gallington picked up several scholarship offers this spring, but more could be coming this summer from out-of-state schools.
Gallington, the 6-foot-4, 320-pounder moved from the nose tackle position to the offensive line as a tackle for Richland High School in North Richland Hills, Texas. Several schools including Arizona, Iowa State, Oklahoma State, Purdue, Texas Tech, Utah, and Washington State have offered the No. 20 rated offensive guard in the country. Alabama, Florida, and Michigan are also showing attention as of late.
"I haven't had any offers since spring, but Alabama seems like they want to offer and Michigan," Gallington said. "I'm going to make some visits. I get a letter from Michigan every day and I've spoken with the coaches up there.
"Yesterday, I talked to coach Major Applewhite at Alabama to let him know I got a good score on my ACT. They want me to come down this month. So I'll probably go down there at the end of July."
Other schools that Gallington wants to visit in July include Arizona, Oklahoma State, and Texas Tech, but he doesn't have any dates set for those trips. Currently, those three schools are in his early top five.
"Yeah it's Florida, Alabama, Arizona, Oklahoma State, and Texas Tech," Gallington said about favorites. "Florida was nice when I went down there and I got to meet coach Urban Meyer. Alabama is on the rise. It's an SEC school and that's a good conference to play in. I like how Texas Tech runs their offense and how they go to bowl games every year.
"Florida, Alabama, and Texas Tech are up there with me."
Gallington says that he'll most likely make his commitment before the season this fall and after his summer visits. Right now, he's continuing to work hard on his transition to the offensive line for his senior year.
"Offensive line is a little harder because you have to know the calls," Gallington said. "I'm doing real good with it, but it's different than before where I was going left and right."