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Indiana, Pitt offer Cincinnati OT

4/4/2012

A pair of programs from neighboring states sent out offers to Cincinnati Moeller lineman Alex Gall recently.

Pittsburgh came with an offer first, and Indiana followed suit with an offer not long after. The 6-foot-5, 290-pound tackle made recent trips to both programs.

“It was good. I learned a lot of stuff I didn’t know,” Gall said of his Indiana visit. “I got to meet all the coaches so that was good. It was a great staff. The facilities are going to be great. I like the O-line coach [Greg Frey]. I wouldn’t mind playing for him.”

Gall spent a good portion of his visit with coach Kevin Wilson who told Gall they will be frugal with scholarship offers this recruiting cycle and did not extend an offer to Gall during his visit. A few days after, though, Wilson sent a note to Gall in the mail thanking him for visiting Bloomington and to give him a call.

“I called him and he talked for a minute and said they’re going to offer,” Gall said. “… He said he likes how I play, how I carry myself, how I am off the field.”

Last week, Moeller coach John Rodenberg texted Gall he needed to give a call to Pitt assistant Joe Rudolph as soon as he could. Gall called Rudolph and spoke with him and Panthers offensive line coach Jim Hueber, who offered.

It didn’t take long for Gall to make it up to the Steel City either as he tripped to Pitt this past Saturday. Gall said he had a chance to talk with head coach Paul Chryst and Hueber about the direction of the new staff and witnessed a spring practice.

“It was real good to sit down with coach Chryst and Hueber and talk about what they’re trying to do and what their plans are for Pitt,” Gall said. “… I see they’re trying to turn it around.”

Gall does not have any more plans lined up and is on vacation with his family. He hopes to check out a Kentucky practice soon and Florida State sometime over the next few months.