The idea of Rodney Gallagher III potentially suiting up for the West Virginia Basketball program has been floating around social media. Considering RaeQuan Battle has been ruled ineligible by the NCAA for the 2023-24 season, and now with the news of Kerr Kriisa being suspended for the first nine games of the upcoming season, it leaves Josh Eilert and his staff with a major hole to fill.
The Mountaineers freshman receiver initially gained some young fame for playing on the same AAU team as LeBron James son Bronny, who now plays for USC. He was a 3 year varsity starter for the Laurel Highlands High School basketball program in Uniontown, PA. He finished his career with an average of 20.1 PPG throughout his three years. He held offers to play Division 1 basketball at schools such as Florida, Penn State, Illinois, Wake Forest, and pittsburgh
As rare as it is, it wouldn’t be the first time that someone played both sports at the same time in the NCAA. Most noticeably, Julius Peppers was a multi-sport athlete for the UNC Tar Heels back in 2001. Not to mention the countless people that have played both college football and baseball simultaneously. People like Kyler Murray, Bo Jackson, Deion Sanders, Tim Tebow, Etc.
Obviously this would ultimately be Rodneys decision, as well as Josh Eilert and Neal Browns. However there is no denying that this would be a massive help to the depth of this Mountaineer Hoops squad.
Would you guys welcome Gallagher over to the Coliseum as well, or should he stay a one sport athlete? Let me know your thoughts!