Signing Day Capsule: Jeremy Gallon

Michigan's continued efforts to recruit the state of Florida paid dividends yet again with the commitment of U.S. Army All-American Jeremy Gallon. What made him select the Wolverines over the local schools? What does the future for Gallon hold once he makes his way to Ann Arbor in the near future?

Jeremy Gallon
Wide Receiver 5-9/175/4.5
Edgewater HS (Apopka, FL)
NR: *** Position Rank: 45

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His Recruiting Story

Jeremy Gallon was commitment No. 5 in the Wolverines 2009 recruiting class when he gave his pledge to Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez way back on June 5.

Picking the Wolverines over offers from Auburn, Iowa State, UCF, UAB and Florida International, Gallon cited excellent rapport with Michigan coach Rod Smith as part of the reason for ending his recruitment so early in the process.

"We vibed great," Gallon said. "(The Michigan coaches) seemed real up front, and that's one of the things I liked about them. They're straight up and forward about me telling me how it is… and they seem to care. They'd be willing to help me."

"I wanted to have more time to think about school and focus on the important things," explained Gallon. "I'd been thinking about it all my junior year. My mother was just saying do what's best for me and do what's in my heart… do what I feel don't quit. I did that. She's happy for me."

A spectacular senior season at Apopka High School earned Gallon an invite to the U.S. Army All-American game in San Antonio this past January.

"They kind of surprised me with that," Gallon said regarding his selection. "I wasn't thinking too much about it. They kind of shocked me when they told me that. The Army did their thing… they did a little (press conference). It was kind of good to see all my teammates there supporting me. It felt good to be considered an All American… to (get picked) play in that game… it felt good. That means I'm going to be going against the best."

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Despite playing quarterback his final two years of high school football, Gallon was recruited to Michigan to play the slot wide receiver position.

While he has a small frame, Apopka's head coach was quick to dismiss the notion that size would be an issue in an interview with GBW.

"He's not a big guy - he's 5-9, 165 pounds. His game is: he's fast. And he's elusive -- he's hard to get a handle on. He changes directions real well. And he's also very strong. He power cleans 310 pounds, which is the most on our team."

Gallon rushed for 1,877 yards on 239 carries during his senior season scoring 23 touchdowns. The athlete rushed for 3,552 career yards, 1,732 yards passing and 488 yards receiving in 6A competition.