September 2, 2011

Film Vault: Gall proves he is a top talent

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Arguably the biggest high school game in Ohio this past weekend was the match-up between Cincinnati Moeller and Pickerington Central. Both teams came in loaded with division I prospects but it was Moeller who got the best of Central, 14-0, in the Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown. One of the top performers in Moeller's win was junior offensive tackle Alex Gall.



"We came out a little slow at first but we made some adjustments," said Gall. "We got it together and started to run the ball well and we put some points on the board."



Gall did more than an admirable job against another top junior prospect in Pickerington Central defensive end Taco Charlton.



"He's a good player," Gall said. "He's strong, he's a big guy. I just had to get low on him and lift him up and push him back. You can't be scared of someone like that, you have to go in thinking that you're going to beat him."



On the recruiting front, Gall has been hearing a lot from Ohio State ever since winning the OL MVP award at the Buckeyes' two-day underclassmen camp in June.



"I got the MVP award there and I got a questionnaire and was able to talk to the coaches while I was there," he explained. "They just faxed me an invitation to the Akron game. We have a game that night so I won't be able to make it so hopefully I can catch another game."



Ohio State isn't the only school showing heavy interest in Gall, he's on the radar of numerous of other programs already, but is still waiting for his first offer.



"Virginia, Ohio State, Michigan State, Michigan, Kentucky, Cincinnati, and a few others (are showing interest)," he said.




Analysis:



On the hoof, Gall is a big, strong kid that looks college ready. Though maybe not quite the listed 6-foot-5, Gall is every bit of his listed 295-pounds and showed tremendous strength and physicality on Saturday afternoon.



Gall was certainly put to the test on Saturday having to block future D1 talents like Taco Charlton and Adam Cole but he more than held his own in those match-ups, showing a good punch and impressive strength. Gall also showed he has the feet to pull around and be an effective trap-blocker.



Gall plays right tackle for Moeller, and he has a shot to play there at the next level but I think he will be best suited to play guard in college. His toughness and strength in run-blocking are his best assets right now and because of that, I see him as one of those classic Big Ten grinders on the interior.







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