Meet the Recruit: Terps tight end commitment P.J. Gallo

P.J. Gallo

This is part of a series of 2012 Maryland football commitment Q&As leading up to Signing Day on Feb. 1. All answers are provided by the featured player.

Name: Pasquale James Gallo
Birthdate: March 1, 1994
Birthplace: Philadelphia
Hometown: Richboro, Pa.
Height: 6-4
Weight: 235
Position: Tight end
Nickname: P.J.
High School: Council Rock South (Pa.)
Senior statistics: 144 tackles, seven pass breakups, seven quarterback hurries, six tackles for loss, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and three blocked kicks. 14 receptions for 185 yards.


Rankings: Rivals.com -- Three-star prospect, No. 31 player in Pennsylvania. Scout.com -- Three-star prospect, No. 23 tight end. ESPN.com -- Three-star prospect, No. 23 player in Pennsylvania, No. 28 tight end, 78 rating. 247Sports.com -- Three-star prospect, No. 21 player in Pennsylvania, No. 29 tight end, 85 rating.
Bench max: 290
Squat: 380
Clean: 220
40-yard dash: 4.8
Runner-up: North Carolina
Other schools considered: Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Virginia, Connecticut, Northwestern, North Carolina State, Cincinnati, West Virginia, Temple
Favorite NFL player: Tim Tebow
Favorite NFL team: Philadelphia Eagles
Favorite all-time Terp: Vernon Davis
Favorite music: Dave Matthews Band
Favorite book: Friday Nights Lights
Favorite movie: Anchorman
Favorite TV show: South Park
Favorite food: Cheesesteak
Favorite high school class: Psychology
Favorite thing about College Park: McKeldin Mall
Other high school sports: Basketball
Hobbies: Hanging out with friends
Intended major: Business
Something that not many people know about you: "I'm in the National English honor society."
Best football moment: "Sophomore year, playing [defensive] end, I had an interception for a touchdown against our rival, Council Rock North."
Role model: "I guess Tebow because of his work ethic and his morals."
Why Maryland? "Maryland was the best choice for me because it's a great school academically. It's a program that I feel like I fit very well in to, and it's a program that I think is going to do some real good things in the future."