Ramon Galloway was a priority for the University of South Carolina. On Saturday, he became a committed prospect for Darin Horn and the Gamecocks.
The 6-foot-3 guard West Palm Beach (Fla.) Dwyer High school verbally committed to the SEC school while on his official visit to Columbia.
The Rivals150 guard was leaning heavily to the Gamecocks prior to his visit, says Galloway's AAU coach Matt Ramker of the Florida Rams. It was only a matter of time before the three-star prospect committed to the school.
"I think he liked the fact that Darrin Horn made him a priority. When they were at Western Kentucky, they recruited him hard there. And when they took over at South Carolina, they automatically made him one of their top guys," Ramker said. "They pursued him very hard all summer long."
Galloway joins fellow Rivals150 prospect Lakeem Jackson in the 2009 recruiting class for the Gamecocks. Galloway, a Philadelphia native that relocated to South Florida in his high school years, brings a scrappy toughness to the program.
Ramker believes Galloway should make an impact right away when he arrives in Columbia.
"When Devan Downey graduates, it gives him an opportunity to get minutes right away and play early," Ramker said. "I know he likes the thought of that in speaking to him in the past about it. He will play with some great toughness and he'll put the ball in the hole."