Neville Gallimore Note

As most of you read in my post earlier this morning, DE Neville Gallimore was offered by Oklahoma last night. We talked about Neville a month half or so ago. We’re big fans. The combination of his athleticism and upside and coach Montgomery’s ability to teach could be just the formula to turn Neville into a really special player. You just don’t find kids that are 6’3 280+ lbs that can get off the line like him and run like him.

I just got off the phone with former Cal All-American, Geoff McArthur who is not only Neville’s coach but also a friend of mine, and let me tell you Neville was EXCITED about the Oklahoma offer. Geoff said that of all his offers the OU offer might have been the most special to Neville. He also said that he had instant connection with coach Montgomery over the phone. He also said that coach Montgomery told Neville that he’d love to speak to coach McArthur so Geoff called coach Montgomery last night and they had a great conversation. Geoff told me that he was one of the few coaches that did that and spent time talking to him to really get some insight on the type of player and person Neville is and that meant a lot!

Coach McArthur plans on getting Neville down to Oklahoma for an unofficial visit as soon as they are able. I can’t tell you how happy we are for Neville. We wanted OU to offer right when we saw his film and it’s our understanding that OU knew about Neville. But it was difficult to offer right away because OU is only looking to take two DEs in this class and with Lampkin already committed at that time and with the way things were looking with Fehoko they didn’t want to extend an offer that they couldn’t stand by. And I can totally respect that and so can Geoff.



  • thegoodmagneto(CJ)

    Is Jake Pickard next?

    • Super K

      Not sure yet. But OU was looking at Jake as an OLB stand up pass rusher type player instead of a DE.

      • KellyB

        Could you imagine Jake and Bond blitzing a QB? Look out

        • cpearc00

          Considering Bond only has two years of eligibility left, I’d say the odds of that happening aren’t great, but I like the thought nonetheless.

  • Zack

    Can’t wait for tech to offer him.

    • Super K


      • Zack

        Haha. Really though thanks for the info. I can’t remember who I saw tweet it out possibly jordan or josh from SS that ou may offer another kid from Canada? Any idea who?

        • Fear The Magic

          Wayne Gretsky

  • SoonerPhins

    Do you think this Offer went out because of Lampkin decommitting? Also if Neville ends up committing does Lampkins offer still hold up or will he have to commit else where?

    • Super K

      The Lampkin decommitment was definitely what triggered the offer. Which doesn’t mean OU didn’t like Neville. It’s just that Lampkin was committed even before Neville came on their radar. OU is taking 2 DEs as far as I know so my guess is it will be first come first serve. If Lampkin were to recommit they’d welcome him with open arms I’d guess.

      • SoonerPhins

        Well Im glad he got the offer. I remember when you first posted about him and I was sold just by the upside he has. I was never really sold on Lampkin and knew he might look else where if Texas or A&M came calling.

      • DrZemus

        Thanks for the insight. It makes me happy to be a sooner that our coaches are the type to really stand firm and honor their commitments. I’m sure that detail isn’t lost on HS coaches or players. Case in point, Lampkin de-commits, we have an opening – “you want it?” versus offering both and hoping for the best.

  • shawn

    For me the guys who are interested in the program and see being offered by OU as something to get genuinely excited about, those are the guys we want(IMO). The hard nosed players who will play with a chip on their shoulder, and play for the school not the name on the back of the uniform. Not to say that the guys who have recently decommitted aren’t interested in the program, I support any player doing what he sees as best for him whether he chooses OU or any other program in the Country.

  • SoonerPhins

    Sophomore Highlights. Dude is quick! I Lol’d at 0:36

    • hOUligan

      Looks like American style football is a club sport there. Guys in different color pants and helmets and mostly standing around not knowing wtf to do. He is a physical specimen but it’s going to take a couple of years to get him to understand how to play the game and use his tools. But by the time he would be a RS Soph, look out.

      • Thomas Lenard

        American style – but Canadian Pro style….see that 55 yard marker?

        • hOUligan

          ‘American’ in the sense that it isn’t soccer. The field is also wider and the endzones are 20 yds rather than our 10 deep. It’s a weird game to watch with the guys in motion pre-snap. Watched a lot while living in ND for 30 years. Had family in Regina, too, so followed the Roughriders. Didn’t Granville Liggins play for the Hamilton TigerCats?

  • Sooner Ray

    There are a lot of undiscovered players out there that would kill for an OU offer, these coaches just need to keep hitting the bushes, or just read the Brainiac site, and they will put together an impressive group of recruits.

  • Shifty

    Be kinda poetic if he took Du’Vontra’s ship and excelled

  • L’carpetron Dookmarriot

    He doesn’t even know how to play football. Apparently, he has mistaken himself for a LB although he’s a lineman.

    He doesn’t not remind of another freak athlete who didn’t know how to play football, Charles Tapper. Both are freaky athletes. We typically see someone that big running that fast in the NFL as a LB. He’s got potential like Fort Knox has stacks of gold.

  • Ed Cotter

    Love how OU finds these “diamonds in the rough”. Let’s get him on campus and go from there.

  • Thomas Lenard

    How do Canadian Schools Student Athletes do with NCAA requirements? Will there be anything special to get him to qualify?