Georgia Lineman Keeping Maryland Under Consideration

Maryland has a pair of offensive linemen already committed in its 2023 class with McDonogh (MD) center Tamarus Walker and Chaminade-Madonna guard Deandre Duffus jumping into the fold during the summer. With a local committed tackle target still keeping an open line of communication with the staff, June gave the staff a chance to bring in out-of-state targets for camp and one out-of-state target has kept Maryland in the mix.

Maryland made the top five for Hillgrove (GA) offensive lineman Benjamin Galloway and now, it’s a matter of whether the Terps get him back on campus. The 6-foot-4, 293-pound lineman included Maryland alongside Missouri, Georgia Tech, UCF and Houston and is already in the process of setting up visits.

“I’m planning on Houston for my first official. A lot of schools are waiting until after the season. I’m going to Georgia Tech when they play Clemson on September 5 [for an unofficial visit],” Galloway told Inside the Black and Gold. Maryland extended Galloway an offer after a camp in late June and offensive line coach Brian Braswell has been closely tracking the lineman with the Terps keeping their offensive line board fluid. “He’s been checking up on me. He’s liked my FCA film and all that so he’s liked what I’ve shown him this summer. I’ve gotten better since he last saw me so he likes that. I picked up some weight since I’ve been up to Maryland, but it’s good weight.”

Maryland views Galloway as a guard but Braswell told him “he said they needed tackles but he sees me playing both.” In order to have a chance at landing him, it’s a matter of the staff getting him back on campus. “That’s the goal. My recruiting is so different because I got all my offers in the summer so we’re still getting all my officials squared away,” he added. “I’m in a good spot. I should make my decision in the next couple of weeks, actually.”

Galloway is adamant that he checks out all five schools prior to making a decision with UCF and Houston the lone two schools that he has yet to visit in person. With a plan to visit all five schools in September, Galloway holds the Terps in high regard as he comes from the same high school program that produced tight end Chigoziem Okonkwo.

“It’s an up and coming program. I heard they’ve got a tough schedule this year so I’m excited to see how they do this year.”

Until he sees all five schools, Galloway doesn’t have one school sitting above the rest.

“It’s all about the same until I get to see all the schools. Each school has their benefits and downsides so we’ve just been going through them.

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