The 6-foot-2, 275-pound Gallo, who is finishing up his junior year at Council Rock South High, is a rated as a three-star recruit by 247 Sports and the No. 7 center nationally. He had offers from Buffalo, Massachusetts, Temple and Villanova.
Hokies offensive line coach Jeff Grimes was Gallo’s recruiter. It’s the first commitment he’s gotten since joining Tech’s staff in January.
Offensive line is a need position for the Hokies in this class. Tech signed four offensive linemen in February but only three in the two classes before that.
Gallo is the Hokies’ ninth commitment for 2014. Here is an updated list:
- TE Xavier Burke, 6-3, 247, Lawrenceville (Brunswick)
- DB Terrell Edmunds, 6-1, 180, Danville (Dan River)
- OL Eric Gallo, 6-2, 275, Holland, Pa. (Council Rock South)
- DB Javon Harrison, 6-2, 190, Lakeland, Fla. (Kathleen)
- DB Kalen McCain, 6-1, 175, Durham, N.C. (Hillside)
- ATH Travon McMillian, 6-0, 196, Woodbridge (C.D. Hylton)
- DB C.J. Reavis, 6-0, 199, Chester (Thomas Dale)
- DE Vincent Mihota, 6-4, 240, Fredericksburg (Massaponax)
- RB Marshawn Williams, 5-11, 200, Hampton (Hampton)
Here’s Gallo’s highlight reel: