Gridiron Football Top 300: Tayvion Galloway

Tayvion Galloway is a class of 2024 Tight end out of Chillicothe High School in Chillicothe, Ohio. He is 6’5 and weighs in at around 230 pounds. According to 247 Sports, Tayvion is a 4 star recruit, currently ranked as the 5th tight end across the country and the 2nd ranked player in Ohio for the class of 2024. As a tight end, Tayvion is an elite receiver with great route running ability. He has great speed and soft hands. He can be the difference maker in games, as his versatility allows him to do anything with the ball in his hands. His athleticism allows him to line up at wide out, in the slot or on the line at tight end and be a constant threat to defenses. His versatility is what makes him a mismatch factor for defenses. Tayvion does a good job at finding open spaces when the pocket collapses and allowing his quarterback to find him in the open field. He also does a great job of finding the boundaries and make sideline catches with his footwork. He gets off the line quick and flashes his speed in run-after-catch scenarios. When he has the ball in his hands, Tayvion has excellent acceleration bursts with good elusiveness. As a blocker, Tayvion does a good job of getting his hands engaged and finishing his blocks. He shows off his physicality and aggression as he stays on his block until the whistle blows. He also plays linebacker on defense. His receiving ability allows him to be a great coverage linebacker with good quick reads. Tayvion is a two-sport athlete as he plays for the basketball team at Chillicothe High School. He finished his junior season with 36 receptions, 697 receiving yards, and 6 touchdowns. Currently, Tayvion is committed to the Louisiana State University Tigers.

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1. When did you start playing football?

7th grade

2. What would you say is your biggest strength or best aspect as a player?

My athletic ability along with my size which allows me to be a mismatch against LBs or DBs

3. I know you play football and basketball, but do you think playing basketball has helped your game on the football field?

I believe basketball has allowed me to better my footwork and hand eye coordination 

4. Did you have any personal goals for this season? If so, what were they?

My main goals were really to just show I’m the best at what I do in the country and show the work I put in over the off-season 

5. What do you love about the game of football?

I love that you are able to build a family with your squad and build a bond and go give your all for them each and every week.

6. Football aside, who would you say is your biggest role model/someone you look up to?

My uncle OJ

7. Are there current NFL or college players that you study their film and model your game after?

Travis Kelce

8. What motivates you?

My family and my passion to be able to take care of who once provided for me.

9. What have you learned about yourself while playing football over the years?

I can thrive regardless of the obstacles & environment much like life.

10. What makes you special and different from the thousands of recruits trying to play football at the division I level?

I will give my all on the line regardless of the risk, I’m a believer in the higher the reward the higher the risk and I’ll always bet on myself.

11. What is something you want your college coaches to say about you as a player and as a person ?

That I’m very genuine and easy to get along with and that I will lay it all on the line for them no matter what and that’s especially if the roads run both ways for them and I. 

12. Lastly, what made you choose LSU over all the other schools that gave you an offer?

I love the culture of Baton Rouge. Really just love the place all in all from the school to everybody in the community. It really is a great place and also at a program where I will compete for national titles