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Grayson's Gallman commits to Clemson

Wayne Gallman

Wayne Gallman

Clemson was the first school to offer Grayson's Wayne Gallman a football scholarship last spring.

Gallman remained loyal to the Tigers through the past year's recruiting process and gave his commitment to the ACC school Wednesday.

"I just liked everything about them," Gallman said. "It's a family type atmosphere. I liked the coaches, the education, the campus. It just feels right."

Gallman chose Clemson over offers from Georgia, Florida State, South Carolina and Auburn.

"I liked things about them and I had a good visit each time," Gallman said. "I just felt at home at Clemson. I could see myself being there the rest of my life."

Gallman helped Grayson win the Class AAAAA state championship last season and is part of a talented rising senior class that could have two more Division I commitments before school ends next month. Defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche is rated the No. 1 prospect in the nation and defensive back David Kamara also has several ACC and SEC offers. Nkemdiche is expected to make a college decision on May 18 at Grayson's spring game. Nkemdiche and Kamara also have offers from Clemson.

"I don't know what they are going to do," Gallman said.

Clemson is recruiting Gallman as a running back. He said other schools were recruiting him as a safety for a running back and safety.

"It's a great fit for him," Grayson coach Mickey Conn said. "They really like him at running back and that's something he wants to do."

Gallman rushed for 578 yards and seven touchdowns last season as a junior. He made 46 tackles and seven sacks on defense.

Gallman plans to major in communications or sports medicine and said he won't take any more visits to other schools.

"Why would you if you know where you want to go?," Gallman said. "If you think about the same school after every visit, then that's where your heart is and that's where you should go."

Gallman is the sixth rising senior from Gwinnett to make a college commitment. He joins Central Gwinnett's Trey Johnson (Auburn), North Gwinnett's Donnie Miles (North Carolina), Norcross' Shon Akins (California), Brookwood's Kyrin Priester (Georgia) and South Gwinnett's Reggie Carter (Georgia). National Signing Day is not until Feb. 6.