The 18-year-old from Richboro, Bucks County, said playing for the Hokies and longtime coach Frank Beamer is a "dream come true."
With an overall record of 266-132-4 (.667 winning percentage), Beamer recently completed his 27th season at Virginia Tech. He is the winningest active coach in the Football Bowl Subdivision.
Gallo was a center and defensive end in his final season at C.R. South. He earned first-team all-Suburban One League National Conference honors on both sides of the ball.
Virginia Tech was the second school to offer Gallo a scholarship, following Massachusetts. Offers also came from Buffalo, Temple, and Villanova, among others.
"I really liked everything about Virginia Tech," Gallo said. "It's a place where, even if I wasn't playing football, I could see myself going."
Gallo visited Virginia Tech last weekend. He was at Lane Stadium in November when the Hokies bowed to Maryland, 27-24, in overtime.
"The games in Blacksburg are really cool," he said. "The stadium is packed, and the fans are into the game the whole time. It's an awesome experience."
Gallo's brother, P.J. was a standout at Council Rock South and now plays for Maryland. He was a redshirt freshman tight end last season. Maryland is leaving the Atlantic Coast Conference for the Big Ten.
"That would have been pretty cool to play against him each year," Eric Gallo said. "I'm sure it would have been a battle for bragging rights."
So. Pa.'s Division I Football Commitments
These are the Southestern Pennsylvania seniors who have committed to Division I football programs and may sign letters of intent starting Wednesday:
Player High School Pos. College
Patrick Amara West Catholic DB Pittsburgh
Ryley Angeline Downingtown East RB Delaware
Tyrone Barge Imhotep Charter DL Rhode Island
J.T. Blyden Cardinal O'Hara RB-DB Massachusetts
Tyler Burke Coatesville TE-LB Maryland
Evan Butts Episcopal Academy TE Virginia
Luke Carrezola Neshaminy TE-DE Connecticut
Jamal Custis Neumann-Goretti WR Syracuse
Eric Drains Father Judge DL Villanova
Trevor Fennimore Conestoga DE Bucknell
Zaire Franklin La Salle LB Syracuse
Troy Gallen Malvern Prep Ath. Delaware
Eric Gallo Council Rock South OL Virginia Tech
Connor Golden Archbishop Ryan DB Bucknell
Scott Hirshman Conestoga OL-DE Colgate
Brandon Hitner Garnet Valley OL Villanova
Jordan Majors Malvern Prep DB Cornell
John Nassib Malvern Prep TE-DE Delaware
Hayes Nolte Germantown Academy QB Cornell
Kip Patton Norristown WR-DE Temple
Hunter Paulus Malvern Prep LB Stetson
Colin Raysor Coatesville OL Lafayette
Aaron Ruff Imhotep Charter OL Temple
Deandre Scott Imhotep Charter DB Arizona State
Terrell Smith Episcopal Academy DB Brown
Thaddius Smith Cardinal O'Hara WR Boston College
Rasaan Stewart Perkiomen Valley DB Villanova
Danny Sutton New Hope-Solebury PK Towson
Eric Taylor Prep Charter OL Marist
Hezekiah Trahan Roman Catholic DE Pittsburgh
Joseph Walker Martin Luther King QB Delaware
Anders Warfel Central Bucks West OL Lafayette
Steve Weyler Cardinal O'Hara PK-P Villanova
Greg White West Catholic RB Towson
Daquan Worley Coatesville DB Penn State
Rick Young Souderton OL Villanova
- Rick O'Brien