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PA’s top recruit for 2023, Rodney Gallagher, plans unofficial visit to PSU

Photo from Rodney Gallagher Twitter

Two-sport star Rodney Gallagher, who has offers in both football and basketball from the Nittany Lions, announced today that he will take an unofficial visit to Penn State on June 24. Gallagher is the No. 1 football recruit in Pennsylvania for the class of 2023, according to 247Sports.

Gallagher is a 6-foot, 160-pound athlete from Laurel Highlands High School in Uniontown. The 4-star prospect has offers from Pitt, Notre Dame, Wisconsin, Michigan and West Virginia, among others, for football.

In basketball, Gallagher is a 5-star point guard who has offers from Illinois, Florida, West Virginia and Pitt, among others.

RELATED: Check out our Q&A and video interview with Gallagher from October

From the story above, Gallagher talked to Nittany Sports Now about playing both football and basketball in college.

“I definitely talked to Penn State and Pitt about it already,” Gallagher said. “They definitely want me to try it out. They know it’s gonna be hard, and I also know it’s gonna be hard. All of them do the summer workouts and those type of stuff and worry about the grades. But I think it’s something I want to try out, and they said they’ll always be there for me if one of the sports doesn’t work out.”

We also asked Gallagher which sport he has the most fun playing right now. Here’s what he said:

“I’m not gonna lie, I think it’s football. Football you have so much fun, you’re playing under the lights, you’re playing in front of a lot of people. … Being under the lights and all the hype, it’s very fun with all the people outside.

“Basketball, I think is more serious and you have to do it every second. Being in one gym, it’s very clogged up, and it’s just the decision making.”

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Cory Giger is a 15-year veteran of the Penn State beat and a journalist with 28 years of experience. He has won more than 100 state and national journalism awards during his career, plus he's a voter for the Heisman Trophy in football and Wooden Award in basketball.

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