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Niles Notre Dame’s 2018 DE Kyle Gallagher discussed schools showing the most interest, this upcoming season and I also got head coach Mike Hennessey thoughts on Gallagher.
Niles Notre Dame
Commitment status: Undecided
Wt: 220 lbs
LPI: What are doing this offseason to get ready for the season and take your game to the next level? Were you in any other sports?
KG: My offseason consists of heavy lifting and conditioning. To get ready for the season, I have been trying to give a little bit more every time we have a workout or a practice. Whether it be getting extra sets in or trying to put on more weight than the last time, there’s always a little something more you can do to help. I also participated in track, which was a huge help in my conditioning and speed.
LPI: You currently don’t have any offers, but I think you can play at the next level. What skill set can you bring to the table for a college football program?
KG: I can bring my enthusiasm to grind and leadership to a college football program. I love to work hard and put in extra work with my teammates. Coming into a college program, I can promise to give everything I have and more. I work to better myself and inspire others around me to do the same.
LPI: Which schools have shown serious interest in you?
KG: University of Indianapolis and Carroll University.
LPI: Where have you visited most recently and do you have any planned visits set?
KG: I haven’t visited any schools but I plan to visit Carroll and other schools after the season this year.
LPI: Who are some of your teammates or training partners that you believe can play at the next level, but have gone overlooked by college coaches?
Ty Gavin: Ty was the centerpiece of our offense last season. He carried the ball nearly 40 times a game and fought for each yard. He also played receiver and cornerback. Anywhere you put Ty, he would find a way to make a play and help the team. He also led the ESCC in touchdowns as a sophomore.
Brian Beran: Brian was a dominant force on our offensive line last season. He has the heaviest squat I’ve ever seen and it continues to go up. He’s very quick with his hands and does not let go when he’s got them on you. He is the leader of our offensive line this season and is going to have a huge year.
Miles George: With Ty Gavin starting on defense and a modified offense focused on three backs, Miles will be included much more. He is a hard working grinder of a runner who uses his physicality when running towards defenders. He plays slot as well and isn’t afraid to block and definitely not afraid to take on hits.
Ray Neylon: Ray is always one of the last guys in the weight room. He is always trying to get as much extra work in as possible, whether it be his strength, speed, or hands. It is very obvious Ray has improved in every way from last season. He is one of the best athletes on the field at all times and we can expect him to make a play on the ball anytime it is near him.
Zaid Khan: Zaid is a big defensive end with good speed. He is very strong in the weight room and on the field. He is very relentless and aggressive at the snap of the ball. I trained with Zaid a lot and he was always down for one more set.
Jake Martin: Jake is a very smart guy and it applies on the field and in the classroom. Last season he started as an undersized linebacker and had a great season. He makes no mental errors on the field and is easily coached.
Brendan Schnoor: Our coaches can put Brendan in just about any position and he would learn how to play it. He is very reliable when it comes to focus and working. He is our middle linebacker and he plays a huge rule for our defense. Brendan will take on any challenge that comes his way with enthusiasm.
Mario Olivella: Mario is a destructive linebacker with really good reaction. He is probably one of the easiest players on the team to be coached. With Great playmaking abilities and great speed, he is a dangerous threat both sides of the ball and on special times.
Brandon Greifelt: Brandon went to a ton of football camps over the summer to work on his technique. He is a very skilled defensive tackle and is also extremely disciplined. All he talks about is playing college football which shows how enthusiastic he is about it.
Niles Notre Dame Head Coach Mike Hennessey on Gallagher on and off the field
“Kyle Gallagher has demonstrated throughout the off-season and summer that he is one of our hardest workers and an outstanding team leader. We are counting on Kyle to be that big time starter as well as that big time leader.”