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Tayvion Galloway talks his commitment to LSU, 'I just loved everything about it'

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In July, four-star tight end, Tayvion Galloway, committed to LSU. He was the fourth recruit to commit to the Tigers, and since then, LSU has built themselves a top five ranked recruiting class.

Galloway is a 6-foot-5, 230-pound tight end from Chillicothe High School in Chillicothe, Ohio. According to 247sports, he is ranked as the No. 12 tight end, the No. 7 recruit in Ohio, and the No. 217 overall recruit in the country.

It didn’t take long for Galloway to realize LSU was the place for him. From the first visit, he knew LSU was the best fit.

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“Ever since I stepped on campus, from the culture of the place, to the coaches on staff, I just loved everything about it,” Galloway said. “I love campus, I love everybody around the area, I love being there, I love the thought of playing there. SEC football, that’s the highest level it gets.”

Seeing familiar faces on campus helped Galloway feel at home in Baton Rouge. Prior to them taking jobs at LSU, head coach, Brian Kelly, recruited Galloway while at Notre Dame, and offensive coordinator, Mike Denbrock, recruited him while at Cincinnati.

“I have a real good relationship with Coach Kelly,” Galloway said. “I’m always talking to him. Me and him are both really excited for what the ‘24 class is going to bring to the table.”

But Kelly and Denbrock aren’t the only two coaches Galloway communicates with. He also has bonds with Kelly’s son, Patrick, and the quarterback’s coach, Joe Sloan.

“I like to keep a close connection to a lot of guys,” Galloway said. “I feel like I have a personality where people say I’m a real like-able character and it’s easy for me to connect with a lot of people.”

Galloway not only talks to many coaches, but he talks to many of recruits in his Class of 2024. According to 247sports, LSU holds the No. 4 ranked recruiting class in the 2024 cycle.

“We’re all like a tight knit group,” Galloway said. “We all have a group chat we’re always messaging in, we like to clown in it all the time. But I definitely think we all have the same mindset going into this; as long as we keep our heads down and keep rolling and do the things we need to do, I feel like we’ll be blessed with the opportunity to be in that national title.”

Besides LSU, Galloway was also interested in Ole Miss, Auburn, Michigan and Rutgers throughout his recruitment. He said Miami was a dream school of his growing up, and he always enjoyed visiting Florida.

Galloway still has a senior season to play at Chillicothe High School, but he can’t help but think ahead for when he begins his career at LSU. But for now, he can only follow the team for this coming season from Ohio, and hope that they will get closer and closer to a national title.

“I definitely think they’re going to grow a lot from last season,” Galloway said. “I think this year we can really show everything LSU is about.”

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