Uniontown, Pennsylvania Four-Star Laurel Highlands Receiver Rodney Gallagher is a major priority for Notre-Dame. The 5-10, 160-pounder ranked among the top 100 talents nationally in the class of 2023, told Irish Illustrated and 247Sports he had locked down his planned visit to South Bend.
Gallagher says he will be at Notre Dame for the spring game on April 23.
According to the 247Sports composite ranking, Gallagher is the 81st player overall in the country. It’s a big, big problem for the recruitment of the Fighting Irish. Gallagher is truly one of the most talented playmakers in the country and that’s exactly what the offensive coordinator Tommy Ree and receivers coach Chansi Stuckey are looking to bring to the roster of Irish fighters as part of the Class of 2023, who deservedly rank first domestically so far according to the 247Sports Composite Recruitment Rankings. As things stand, this offensive class has room for significant improvement. The Irish appear to be the five-star quarterback leader Dante Moorepotentially co-leaders with Ohio State for five-star receiver Carnell Tatein great shape with multiple offensive front line targets, appears to be four-star receiver leader Braylon James, and are in first position for many others. Getting started at Gallagher would be the icing on the cake with the latest trends.
247Sports Scouting Report: Elite athlete with frame to play catcher but needs to add bulk and strength. Also a top basketball player with the Power 5 deals. Averaged 19 points per game in two college seasons. Plays mostly quarterback in high school and is extremely productive running the ball. Rushed and threw for over 1,000 yards and combined for 34 touchdowns. Played catcher and caught 42 times in the first two seasons. Top-level stop-start ability with great body control and acceleration translates well to yards after the catch. Creative open field runner with vision. Has the mindset of being able to score from anywhere on the pitch. Disconnects fine and starts up. Shows strong ball skills and a willingness to catch the ball in traffic. Instinctive and aggressive to get the ball. Impact special teams player. Must add mass throughout its frame. Will need to hone road racing skills. Needs to be more precise in and out of breaks. Sometimes bypasses roads. Could be impact receiver for Top 10 program. Mid-term NFL draft potential.