Pitt, Penn State, WVU among college finalists for Laurel Highlands’ Rodney Gallagher

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Sunday, April 24, 2022 | 5:34 PM


Pitt, Penn State and West Virginia remain in the hunt for Laurel Highland’s Rodney Gallagher, the state’s top football recruit in the 2023 class.

Gallagher announced a “Top 8” list Sunday that included the Panthers, Nittany Lions and Mountaineers, along with Notre Dame, Oregon, Oklahoma State, Texas and Virginia Tech. The two-sport standout in December announced he’d play football in college instead of basketball.

He had about two dozen football offers.

Rivals rates the 6-foot, 180-pound wide receiver and defensive back as a four-star prospect and ranks him 107th nationally. He is ranked first among Pennsylvania prospects.

Two of his finalists joined his scholarship list only in the past few weeks. He announced an Oregon offer March 17 and added Oklahoma State on April 12.

Gallagher visited Notre Dame this weekend. He made visits this month to Pitt and West Virginia.

Chris Harlan is a TribLive reporter covering sports. He joined the Trib in 2009 after seven years as a reporter at the Beaver County Times. He can be reached at charlan@triblive.com.

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