Recruiting, naturally, is a fickle game. When you’re dealing with very talented 17 and 18-year-old young men, things can, and will, change in a heartbeat. Kids change their minds all the time, and yesterday evening, for the second time in the span of a month, a 3-star receiver backed out of his commitment to Iowa State. In late June, it was CJ Bolar reopening his options. Last night, it was Burnet, TX receiver Sterling Galban, who had been committed to Iowa State for a little over two months.
— Sterling Galban¹ (@its_show1time) July 6, 2017
THE GALBAN FILE
With the loss of Galban, Iowa State’s 2018 class is down to 11 commitments. The Cyclones still have a receiver, Carson Schleker, in the class, but everyone around the program has indicated that Matt Campbell wants three receivers in this class. Schleker and Galban are similar receivers, so in terms of impact, this isn’t as big of a loss as the decommitment of a few other commits (Re-al Mitchell, Christian Young, the two leaders of the class), but it’s still a loss regardless. Fort Lauderdale receiver Bryce Oliver, Xenia, Ohio receiver Meechi Harris and Manvel, Texas receiver Kam Scott are all names to watch.
Galban holds offers from Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Illinois, Nevada TCU and Texas Tech. He also has significant interest from Boise State, Florida, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M and Utah, but none of those schools have extended an offer yet. he picked up four offers since committing to Iowa State, from Nevada, Illinois, TCU and Texas Tech. The general thought is that he’ll likely be headed to one of those last three schools mentioned, with TCU as the presumed leader, as of right now. He was in Campaign Illinois a little while ago, and it wouldn’t be surprising in the slightest if he signed with the Fighting Illini in February.
From his commitment article:
“On the field, Galban projects as a prototypical slot receiver. He’s quick, shifty, and runs great runs. If it wasn’t for his small, 5-foot-10, 175 pound frame, Galban would be ranked significantly better than the
1221(1109) ranking he currently holds. He doesn’t have elite athleticism, but he’s very good at finding space in the defense, and could be a serious hassle in the Big 12 for everyone that isn’t Iowa Statea few years from now.”