February 4, 2012

Gall meets the new staff

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Since the winning the Offensive Lineman MVP award at Ohio State’s two-day underclassmen camp back in June, Cincinnati (Ohio) Moeller product Alex Gall has been firmly on Ohio State’s radar. Gall was back in Columbus for another unofficial visit last Sunday and was able to meet with the new coaches for the first time.

“It was a good visit,” said Gall. “It was nice to finally hear what Urban Meyer had to say about Ohio State. I got to listen to all of the new coaches that came in, what their philosophy is, and what they do as a coach. I got to hear the strength coach’s (Micky Marotti) philosophy which was a great thing to me. He had a great program going and he has built some of the best athletes and he’s just a great strength coach. Urban Meyer put together a great stuff and he’ll continue building and making things better.”

Gall was able to meet briefly with new offensive line coach Ed Warinner who had previously been recruiting him as a member of Notre Dame’s coaching staff.

“I got to talk to him for a minute or two,” he said. “There were a lot of offensive linemen there, there were like 10-12 offensive linemen up there. He wanted to talk to us all, and there were also a couple of seniors there (Kyle Dodson and Stefon Diggs) that they were trying to get to commit. He got to talk to us for a couple of minutes about what his philosophies are and I had got to talk to him before when he was at Notre Dame so I knew what he did already.”

The big lineman had been to Ohio State during the fall for a football game but got his first real taste of Ohio State basketball as the Buckeyes defeated rival Michigan.

“The game was great,” he said. “The student section was obviously nuts, I mean it’s OSU/Michigan, it’s a big rivalry, one of the biggest in the nation.”

Over the next two months, Gall will be busy heading out on unofficial visits to several of the schools that are recruiting him.

“I am going to West Virginia in two weeks,” he said. “Then I’m going to Kentucky for a junior day and then I’m going to Pitt and then after that spring practice starts to come up and there are a bunch of schools that want me to come for that. Boston College is a school that I couldn’t make their junior day so they want me to come to a spring practice so I’m going to try and do that.”


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