July 8, 2011

Gall is on the radar for '13

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Ohio has always been a hot bed for producing offensive linemen and that won't be changing in the 2013 class. One of the top rising junior linemen is Cincinnati (Ohio) Moeller product Alex Gall. The 6-foot-5, 295-pound offensive tackle impressed the Ohio State coaching staff last month at the two-day underclassmen camp and has established himself as a definite prospect to watch this fall. At the camp, Gall was named MVP for the offensive line position group.

"Ohio State really liked me when I went to their camp," he said. "I got the MVP award for the linemen. It was a really good camp, actually. I only went to one camp but overall I thought it was a good camp and I look forward to going to more camps next year."

Even though Gall only made it to Ohio State's camp, that hasn't stopped some other schools from showing early interest in the big tackle.

"A few schools have been talking to me and I've got some letters and questionnaires," he explained. "Michigan State, Ohio State, Boston College, and Duke (have all shown interest)."

Few schools in the Midwest have produced the level of talent that Moeller has over the years. The Crusaders have been producing big time college prospects for decades and Gall is just hoping to keep that tradition going.

"Moeller has had tradition forever," Gall said. "When you're at Moeller, you're expected to uphold that tradition. If you're not playing well, you're on the bench and if you're giving the coach attitude, you're on the bench. Coach says every day, 'There's 22 people who are going to play football at this school, are you going to be one of the 22 or are you going to be on the bench?'."

Though not a varsity starter last season at talent loaded Moeller, Gall will be entering the starting lineup this season. Gall's first start will be a big one as Moeller plays Central Ohio power Pickerington Central in the Crosstown Showdown.

"The Crosstown is always a tough thing," Gall explained. "Getting to play at Nippert Stadium, getting ready in the UC locker room, going through the tunnel, getting to play on local TV, first year starting on varsity, it's going to be good."

The expectations are always high at Moeller and never really change. Naturally, Gall has set some pretty high goals for the season.

"My goals are to go undefeated, win the GCL, hopefully make it to the state championship and by the end of the year hopefully have a few college offers, that would be nice," he said.

After the season Gall will begin to further evaluate the schools that are recruiting him and he's looking at a few criteria that will help him with his decision.

"Good football tradition, good facilities, good school academically, not too far from home but just far enough," he said.


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