The Clemson football coaching staff took a step toward filling one of its priority needs for the 2013 recruiting class when Loganville, GA running back Wayne Gallman committed to the Tigers on Wednesday.
The 6-1, 200-pound Gallman is ranked as the Nation’s No. 28 running back, and as a four-star prospect, by Scout.com, and No. 38 at his position and a three-star prospect by Rivals.com.
Part of the coveted ‘Grayson Trio’ out of Grayson High School, Gallman chose Clemson over offers from Georgia, Auburn, Florida State, Georgia Tech and South Carolina, among others.
Clemson has offers out to two of Gallman’s teammates – defensive end Robert Nkemdiche, who is generally considered to be the nation’s No. 1 overall prospect, and defensive back David Kamara.
Clemson is expected to sign at least two running backs in its 2013 class, after signing just one – Zac Brooks of Jonesboro, AR – in 2012.
Gallman, whose dad played football at Florida A&M, rushed for 703 yards and scored eight touchdowns as a junior at Grayson High, where he’s coached by Mickey Conn, a former teammate of Dabo Swinney’s at Alabama.
Gallman is the sixth player to commit for Clemson’s 2013 recruiting class, joining linebackers D.J. Greenlee of Central, SC, Ben Boulware of Anderson, SC, and Isaac McDonald of Hialeah, Fla., tight end Jordan Leggett of Navarre, Fla., and defensive back Jadar Johnson of Orangeburg, SC.
Clemson still has offers out for four running backs ranked among the top 20 in the nation by Scout, including No. 1 Ty Issac of Joliet, IL, No. 15 Alvin Kamara of Norcross, GA, No. 19 Tyson Dye of Elberton, GA and No. 20 Derrick Green of Richmond, VA.
Others with Clemson offers include Marquez Grayson of Lexington, NC, T.J. Logan of Greensboro, NC, Ryan Green of St. Petersburg, FL, and Dontre Wilson of DeSoto, TX.