Former Madera football player ready to make a difference
With the start of the college football season looming, Madera’s Justin “Boy” Gallegos has found a new home — Youngstown State in Ohio.
After playing the past two seasons at City College of San Francisco (CCSF), Gallegos will compete for the free safety position after recently signing a collegiate National Letter of Intent to play with the Division I-AA school of the Missouri Valley Football Conference.
Youngstown head coach Eric Wolford feels he can use the incoming six-foot, 180-pound junior, who racked up 34 tackles, including 13 solo ones, as a sophomore defensive back for a Rams’ team that finished 10-2 and was state-runner up last season.
“Coach Wolford told me right away he can see me as an impact player because of the fact that I play downhill and have good speed,” Gallegos said. “Coach said I could potentially be a starter but I just have to work at it. Now my mentality when I go out there is that I have to grind and work hard.” ...