Rodney Gallagher Will Soon Be a Mountaineer

Morgantown, West Virginia – Just a quick 35 minute drive north of Morgantown, Uniontown, Pennsylvania is the home of Rodney Gallagher, a two-sport four star athlete in both basketball and football.

Gallagher, a 6’0 180 pound four star prospect, is currently Pennsylvania’s #1 ranked prospect in football and the state’s #2 ranked recruit in basketball in the 2023 class, and although he has kept his recruitment process relatively secret, the West Virginia Mountaineers now appear to be the obvious choice for the talented recruit.

Clues from Gallagher’s Prom

During his recent senior prom in high school, Gallagher wore a gold and blue suit, and his father was photographed with a West Virginia hat on.

Gallagher’s girlfriend will attend West Virginia next season 

Gallagher’s long-time girlfriend has already announced that she will attend West Virginia University next year. They have been a couple for some time now and her announcement that she would attend WVU was a major clue that Gallagher would follow suit.

Gallagher’s Announcement Today

Gallagher initially said that he would make his commitment on July 4th after visiting his finalists – Pitt, Penn State, Notre Dame and West Virginia – one final time. However, today, Gallagher said the following: “After thoughtful consideration with my family, I’ve decided to move my commitment date up to May 25th, which is this Wednesday.

It will be at 3PM at Laurel Highlands High School in the gym and all the public may attend. Hope to see everyone there and I’m very excited to announce where my destination will be.”

The only head coach to “like” Gallagher’s announcement on social media? West Virginia’s Neal Brown.

In addition to West Virginia, Gallagher has been heavily recruited by Penn State, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, NC State, Pittsburgh, Notre Dame, Wisconsin, among several others.

Gallagher visited Morgantown over last summer and said that he really liked the campus, facilities and enjoyed meeting with the coaching staffs of both the football and basketball teams. However, he recently announced that he intends to only play football in college.

As a point guard for the basketball team at Laurel Highlands High School, Gallagher averaged 19.4 points, 5.4 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 2.1 steals per game as a sophomore last season.  He was also a first-team all-state basketball player as a freshman.

In football, Gallagher plays wide receiver offensively and safety or linebacker on the defensive side of the ball.  Last season, he had 61 receptions for 883 yards and 38 tackles as a defensive player.

If/when Rodney Gallagher commits, he could be one of the most highly-rated recruits in recent West Virginia history. Gallagher will be the 6th best recruit for the Mountaineers since high school prospects have been rated behind only Noel Devine, Jason Gwaltney, Brandon Barrett, Ivan McCartney and Geno Smith.