April 22, 2008
Rivals100 ATH looking for first offer
In the most recent edition of the Rivals100, a sleeper on the list is Apopka High School's Jeremy Gallon. It is hard to imagine a Florida 6A all-state performer being a sleeper prospect but despite some amazing film, Gallon is still only gaining marginal interest from colleges.
"I've been hearing from Iowa and Kansas," Gallon said. "My head coach has been trying to get the film out to all of the schools."
That film displays some impossible runs and escapability from Gallon who lined up primarily at quarterback for his team. However, Gallon has shown that he could play wide receiver, running back or defensive back at the next level.
"I don't care what position I play as long as I play," he said. "I like receiver. Basically you get one on one with the corner. I like corner too. I just like to hit."
With the ball in his hands, Gallon thrives on making people miss and enjoys it too. In the offseason he has tried to add even more speed to his game.
"I'm working on speed," he said. "I have a parachute so I run with the parachute sometimes. I think it's working."
Gallon already runs the 100 for his high school track team but with track over he is now focused solely on football and preparing for a season with high expectations.
"We'll just be looking for more leadership and more competition," he said. "We just have to come out on the same page we left out on. We're small, we're fast and we know how stay strong. We're gonna come out strong."
One game in which Gallon will have a chance to prove himself against national competition will be against Batesville (Miss.) South Panola and the nation's longest winning streak. But Gallon will be looking to lead his team to the state championship as well in the competitive Florida 6A division.
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