Offensive lineman Thomas Gallagher (6-5, 315, 5.4) from Sequim, Wash., is about to see his stock rise due to his outstanding performance at Schuman's Ultimate 100 Camp West on Sunday (July 12th). His showing saw him earn the Camp's Offensive Lineman MVP award.
Gallagher showed extreme toughness during the one-on-one drill overcoming a shortage of offensive linemen, and being the best of the lot, he was called out by ambitious defensive linemen who hoped to earn a name.
Fighting defensive linemen in temperatures that exceeded 100 degrees, Gallagher pressed on taking on all challenges and was even fighting through the pain of a contusion on his rotator cuff that he received battling at the camp.
Before the one-on-ones, Gallagher displayed his awesome strength when benched 185-pounds, 40 times. His max bench is currently a very impressive 430 and his squat is an equally impressive 575.
Another thing that was very noticeable was how flexible, he is for a big man. Gallagher credits the fact that he takes yoga classes three times a week.
As a junior, Gallagher earned first-team all-league, all-area and all-state (HM).
On the recruiting trail, he has an offer from Princeton and is getting recruiting interest from Oregon and Idaho. Fresno State has also started to show interest in Gallagher.
What is Gallagher looking for in a college?
"Obviously I'm looking at life after football, so I'm looking for a good education," Gallagher said. "Athletically, I would like to bring leadership and help my team win a BCS bowl game.
"It's all about the education, social and athletic experience," Gallagher said. "Those are my primary things I am looking for."
The scouting report on Gallaher is very smart and has a high football IQ. He is extremely coachable and takes criticism very well. He takes what he learns and quickly applies what learns to game situations. He has tremendous work ethic that will compel him to reach his full potential.
"If someone is more athletic than me," Gallagher said about what drives him to succeed. "I will work until I get the advantage and become the better player."
Gallagher is also an outstanding student with his 3.6 GPA and 1620 SAT.
Definitely one to keep an eye on as the recruiting process moves toward the fall.