Clemson lands its second commitment of the day during the Spring Game weekend. Braden Galloway (6’6, 215) is a local product from Seneca, South Carolina, just down the road from Clemson. Braden landed his first offer from NC State in March and Clemson followed with an offer earlier this week on April 5th.
WHAT CLEMSON GETS
Galloway is legitimately 6’6 and has great athleticism for his size and length. Long arms and the frame to add more weight. Clemson was going to take one TE in this class and decided to go the Jordan Leggett route with this commitment. Galloway is a basketball player right now—a really good basketball player. He was the Region I-AAA boys basketball Player of the Year in South Carolina last year. He reportedly runs a 4.6 40 and that speed shows up on the basketball court and in his limited film.
Galloway has some serious tools to work with and a really high ceiling. This is a classic case where a player slips through the recruiting service cracks because his high school runs an offense that doesn’t highlight the tight end position (that should change some at Seneca this coming season). But Galloway has the talent of any high star recruit—he just hasn’t been to camps and hasn’t showcased his talent.
He will need to learn to be a tight end and will be a developmental prospect. We don’t yet know a lot about him as a prospect. Folks I have talked to are high on his potential and say he has good hands and doesn’t have a problem being physical and blocking. Lots of upside and potential, plus he is a local product.
I think this is a good move for Clemson. I think Galloway has as much upside as James Mitchell of Big Stone Gap, VA. Getting Mustapha Muhammad was always going to be a tough pull from TX, so this is the smart move.
I got in contact with Galloway and he said that Dabo Swinney was what ultimately persuaded him to commit to Clemson. But Coach Swinney, “not only as a coach, but as a person. Nobody is perfect, but it doesnt get much better than him!” I also asked him what it meant to him growing up in Seneca. Galloway stated:
It means so much. Be able to play so close to home, and for the fans. They’re great! I love it so much. I can’t wait to be in that Orange and Purple.
Galloway is definitely All In and this ends his recruitment.