Jeremy Gallon Makes The Grade

Submitted by Brian on July 7th, 2009 at 7:45 PM

Per one Jeremy Gallon's myspace page a kid named Jeremy Gallon has made his ACT score and will be on campus this fall. One w00t for the slot receiving. With Fitzgerald Toussaint good to go, the only player Michigan is waiting on is Justin Turner.

Turner still has to pass one section of the goofy Ohio exit exam, which should be formality now that he gives a crap. At least, I'd hope so. I took an equivalent back in the day and it's tough for anyone with opposable thumbs to fail those things. (Except my buddy who went to Harvard after getting a 1600 on the SAT; the state of Michigan said his writing skills were at a "novice" level.)

This is why that is schwing-worthy news:

For more, check Gallon's recruiting profile, now thankfully not wasted effort.

UPDATE: Tom flags down Gallon for a quick interview:

TOM: So, you qualified?
JEREMY: Yup.
 
TOM: What was the deciding factor?
JEREMY: I had to get a couple points on my ACT, and I had to boost my GPA. That was it mainly.
 
TOM: So that's all you needed to qualify?
JEREMY: Yup, Coach [Rod] Smith called me and said he had some good news. I checked the internet to see for myself, and I'm really happy.
 
TOM: So when are you going up to Ann Arbor?
JEREMY: Coach Smith is going to give me a call, and let me know. I just want to go up there and show everybody what I'm capable of.

Comments

UMFootballCrazy

July 7th, 2009 at 8:12 PM ^

It is a shame that these young men [boys?] need to be so overexposed at such a young age that our access to them and their lives can so easily slip into the creepy stalker category. Recruiting is an exciting topic, in part because it extends the competition between rivals into another area; but mostly for how it speaks to the promise of big things to come.

WolvinLA

July 7th, 2009 at 7:59 PM ^

This is exciting. JG is going to be a fantastic slot receiver in maize and blue. He has the hands to be a full time receiver, and has the YAC skills to take it the distance almost every time. I've seen change of direction skills like his only a handful of times. I'd like to see us get the ball in this kid's hands a lot.

For how excited we all are about Denard (and rightfully so), DR was the #35 prospect from Florida. Gallon was #31.

WolverSwede

July 7th, 2009 at 8:02 PM ^

The kid who went to Harvard but didn't pass the MEAP writing went to Troy High didn't he? I went there and heard a story about someone who, in years past, wrote a very satirical piece that basically went over the heads of the graders and thereby he didn't pass.

JediLow

July 7th, 2009 at 8:18 PM ^

I can't blame him - the MEAP is so dumbed down of a test that it actually becomes a bit difficult.

Heck - I remember one question one the MEAP; the question was 'Which of the following breathes' - and you were given pictures of a horse, fire, rock, and tree. Given the definition of breathe from Webster (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/breathe) I could make a real argument for three of those (alright, two of them follow the broad definition it gives, the tree does when you go even broader). (But, I do remember putting horse down... I think)

CrankThatDonovan

July 9th, 2009 at 7:30 PM ^

I should probably stop going through your post history and giving you points...now you'll sit there and wonder if I've ever creepily done that, mwuahaha!

And yeah, I remember thinking on that date that it would be a cool day to join. I was excited for the Olympics and the debut of Rodriguez's ninja football. One went as expected, the other, not so much.

UMFootballCrazy

July 7th, 2009 at 8:21 PM ^

It going to be a long month as we wait for camp to start...my excitement level is reaching fevered pitch.

On the plus side...being self employed my wife has said if I close another deal before the end of the August, I can get myself one of those high end team jerseys where they sew your your name and any number you choose onto the jersey...I am very psyched about that...she is hoping that I pick number 19 for the date our anniversary [any great players wear #19?]...I want #2 or #21...but likely it will be 19...

Its going to be a long 2 months till Sept 5...

Koyote

July 7th, 2009 at 8:32 PM ^

Given that Tom interviewed him. I would guess there is a possibility that he reads the blog. So, Mr. Gallon if you are reading this congratulations, now go beat some buckeyes down.