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Council Rock South TE/DE P.J. Gallo holds 8 D-1 offers

Written by: on Sunday, May 22nd, 2011. Follow Josh Funk on Twitter.


Council Rock South is coming off of one of its best football seasons in school history, and among the athletes returning from the Golden Hawks’ 2010 edition is Division-1 prospect P.J. Gallo.

Gallo, a 6’4, 235-pound tight end/defensive end combination, has received eight verbal Division-1 scholarship offers to date, according to national recruiting service  Gallo holds offers from Connecticut, Maryland, North Carolina State, Northwestern, Pitt, Syracuse, Temple and West Virginia, and has also generated interest from programs like Boston College, Penn State and Rutgers, according to Scout.  Earlier in his recruiting process, Gallo was also the recipient of interest from programs like Delaware, Duke, Nebraska and Villanova. ranks Gallo as the #20 tight end in the 2012 recruiting class and a three-star prospect.  The Council Rock South senior-to-be is one of four Keystone State prospects ranked among the top-30 tight ends in the 2012 recruiting class, joining Archbishop Wood’s Colin Thompson (#3), Shaler’s J.P. Holtz (#24), and Upper St. Clair’s Jack Schwaba (#29).

Gallo was a dual-threat on offense, helping to pave the way for the Golden Hawks’ punishing ground attack and also catching a pass every now and then.

As a receiver, Gallo hauled in nine passes for 191 yards and a pair of touchdowns, averaging 21.2 yards per reception.  He finished three games with at least a pair of receptions and two games with at least 60 receiving yards.  As a blocker, #10 helped to pave the way for an offensive arsenal that averaged 313.3 yards (278.2 rushing), 35.1 passing) and 31 points per game.  The CRS offensive arsenal included a pair of 1,050+-yard rushers and scored 55 total touchdowns (49 rushing, 6 passing).

Defensively, Gallo racked up 83 tackles and 1.5 sacks on a Hawk defensive unit which held seven of 13 opponents to 14 points or less, with four consecutive shutouts (five blankings overall).  He averaged 6.9 tackles per game and posted a trio of 10+ tackle games.

Council Rock South finished 11-2 overall in 2010, reaching the District 1 AAAA semifinals before falling to North Penn, 28-14.

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