Rodney Gallagher is perhaps the top target on Pitt’s 2023 recruiting board, the Laurel Highlands star athlete drawing intense interest from head coach Pat Narduzzi.
Gallagher didn’t make it out to Pitt’s spring game on April 9, but he’s in Pittsburgh today on an unofficial visit — one of multiple he’s made since picking up an offer from Pitt two years ago.
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In a string of unofficial visits, Gallagher will also be taking visits to Minnesota and Oklahoma State in June.
Gallagher’s string of visits in April included West Virginia (Saturday, April 2), Virginia Tech (Saturday, April 9), Ohio State (Saturday, April 16) so far, and Notre Dame (Saturday, April 23) and Penn State (Saturday, April 30) to come.
Gallagher, a 6-foot-0, 170-pound four-star athlete from Laurel Highlands in Uniontown, Pa., has picked up offers from four of the five spring game teams he’s visiting (the exception being Ohio State) — in addition to Arizona State, Connecticut, Houston, Iowa State, Louisville, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Carolina State, Oregon, Oklahoma State, Pitt, Syracuse, Texas, Toledo, William & Mary and Wisconsin.
247Sports rates him as the 81st-ranked recruit in the class, the eighth-ranked athlete and the top-ranked recruit from Pennsylvania. Rivals is slightly lower on him, rating Gallagher as the 107th-ranked recruit in the class, the 19th-ranked wide receiver and the top-ranked recruit from Pennsylvania.
While Gallagher’s relationship with Pitt was forged by former wide receivers coach Brennan Marion, head coach Pat Narduzzi has taken an increased role in personally recruiting one of Pitt’s top targets in what could be one of his best yet.
Narduzzi took an interest in Gallagher’s quest to win the WPIAL title on the hardwood this winter, so while the on-campus factor hasn’t happened, Narduzzi and Pitt have been active in continuing the relationship.
While Gallagher’s visit to Pitt isn’t an official visit, it’s still yet another trip up to Pittsburgh to build his relationship with Narduzzi and the coaching staff.
Gallagher is clearly a key target in Pitt’s upcoming class, and he’s feature as the crown jewel of a strong crop of WPIAL talent to boot.