Area freshmen garner offers from Michigan

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Friday, April 17, 2020 | 11:46 AM


A pair of Western Pennsylvania freshmen have stepped into the recruiting spotlight this week.

After receiving football scholarship offers to Pitt and Penn State earlier this week, Laurel Highlands’ Rodney Gallagher and Brashear’s Ta’Mere Robinson received offers from Michigan on Friday.

Robinson, a 6-foot-3, 190-pound safety, reported offers from Syracuse, West Virginia, Penn State and Pitt on Thursday. He also has an offer from William & Mary.

Gallagher, a 6-foot, 160-pound wide receiver/defensive back, was offered by Pitt and Penn State earlier this week and added a Virginia Tech offer Friday. He also has an offer from William & Mary.

He also has scholarship offers from Pitt, Illinois and Rhode Island to play basketball.

He averaged 22.7 points per game in leading the Laurel Highlands basketball team to the WPIAL Class 5A title. During football season, he caught 25 passes for 491 yards and five touchdowns and ran 36 times for 392 yards and five more scores. On defense, he had 38 tackles, an interception and a fumble recovery.

Bill Hartlep is the TribLive sports editor. A Pittsburgh native and Point Park graduate, he joined the Trib in 2004, covering high school sports. He held various editing roles before assuming his current position in 2019. He can be reached at bhartlep@triblive.com.

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