RANKINGS: Ranked as the No. 8 center in the country and the No. 26 player in his state by 247Sports … Rated as the No. 38 player in the state of Pennsylvania by Rivals … Listed as the No. 75 offensive guard in the country by Scout … Ranked as the No. 30 offensive guard in the country, the No. 65 player in his region and the No. 12 player in the state by ESPN Recruiting Nation.

THE VITALS: Committed to the Hokies on 5/29/2013 … A Semper Fidelis All-America Game selection … A Pennsylvania Class AAAA all-state selection to the first team following his senior season … Earned first-team All-SOL National Conference as an interior offensive and defensive lineman … Recruited by Stacy Searels. 

PERSONAL: Born Oct. 18, 1995, in Philadelphia, PA … Son of Pat and Patty Gallo … Has an older brother, a younger brother and a younger sister … Contemplated major is business.

WHY HE CHOSE TECH: “I chose Virginia Tech because I liked everything about the school. I thought I got along well with the coaching staff. I just thought it was the best fit for me.”

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