Andrews’ Galloway inks with N.C. Central
Brandon Galloway is focused on becoming a successful football player.
He’s dedicated himself to working hard individually and committed himself to helping his team win — ultimately helping lead T.W. Andrews to a state title. Now, he’s looking to contribute at the next level, signing with NCAA Division I N.C. Central University to continue his career.
“It feels great. It feels really great. I just want to thank God,” says Galloway, the son of Lori and Randy, of signing. “But still I have unfinished business to take care of.”
Growing up in High Point, Galloway started playing football when he was around 7 or 8 years old as a running back with the High Point Lions. He also enjoys playing basketball and running track, but he found his passion in football as he transitioned to receiver in middle school.
Instead of squandering his free time, he made the difficult decision to do the work necessary to improve individually and help his team — the workouts in the gym, the training in all weather, the hard work no one sees until making plays and scoring touchdowns on Friday nights.
“I just love football,” he says. “It just inspires me with everything. Working out, going out on the field, working out with the coaches — everything. … I had my mind set that this was what I wanted to do. I have had frustrations, but I always believed that I could do it.”
Into high school, Galloway, now 6-foot-2, 190 pounds, grew into a strong contributor for the Red Raiders at receiver and tight end, becoming a starter his junior and senior years. Motivated by his parents, coaches, teammates and his faith, he focused on becoming a better player.
He helped Andrews twice go undefeated in the conference and both times earned all-conference honors. During his senior year, Galloway, also all-conference in track, made 21 catches for 432 yards and scored six touchdowns in helping the Red Raiders win the 2AA state title.
“He’s steady, never missed workouts,” Andrews coach Rodney McKoy said. “Dependable. One of our best football players we’ve had. I thought we played him out of position, which was a huge sacrifice for him, and now he’s signed with Central as a receiver.”
In looking at schools, Galloway also considered schools including Savannah State University, St. Augustine’s University and the University of San Diego. During the fall, the Eagles saw his highlight film and told him they were interested in seeing him play.
N.C. Central, which won the black college football national championship in 2006, was the lone school he visited during his recruitment. And when it came to deciding, he chose the Eagles of the FCS Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.
“I just like the school so much, “ says Galloway, who wants to study either business or engineering, adding NCCU liked his strength and hand-eye coordination. “The players showed me a great time on the visit. I just fell in love with the school.”