October 5, 2007

Gallington Explains Commitment

For three-star offensive lineman Deveric Gallington, the recruiting process was crazy to say the least. After garnering offers from all over the country and taking visits to several schools, Gallington finally arrived at a decision a few weeks ago, choosing to play his college football at Texas Tech.

"It feels really good to be committed," he explained. "I just feel really good about it and am excited to be a Red Raider."

Gallington made his choice after taking unofficial visits to Florida and Alabama and officials to Texas Tech and Arizona, and said that after the Arizona visit his decision was relatively easy.

"I got back from Arizona," he said of his decision making process. "And I sat down and thought about all the choices and weighed my options and it was obvious which school was best for me. Texas Tech was just where I wanted to be, so I committed."

So what in particular about Texas Tech made Gallington comfortable choosing the Red Raiders?

"Well, it was a bunch of things," he explained. "I just really liked everything about it, so that's a pretty long answer. I guess mainly the offense. Just how they score a lot of points and they have the best quarterback and best receiver in college football. I also liked how Lubbock is a big football town. It's all about Tech there."

However, the praise Gallington had for Texas Tech didn't stop there.

"I also really liked the coaches and the players," he said. "The O-Line coach, Coach Moore, is great, and the coaches were all just real cool on my visit and everything. I also got to chill with the players on my visit and I really liked them a lot too, so that was a huge plus too."

Gallington has wasted no time getting immersed in his new team's season and now he's keeping up with the Red Raiders' every move.

"Actually Coach Mainord called me last night," he said. "He was just checking up on me to see how my season was going. I told him it was all good and I congratulated him on that big win. They just beat Northwestern State real bad, like 75-7, so I told him good job, and then I wished them good luck when they play Iowa State this weekend."

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