2024 S Marquis Gallegos discusses Big Summer and Notre Dame


2024 Chaminade High School (California) security Marquis Gallegos‍ has been busy this summer as he is unhappy with having national recruiting.

The 6-foot-1, 175-pound player wants to expand his game, which includes better coverage.

“The most important thing is to get bigger, faster and stronger,” Gallegos told ISD. “I really focused on my footwork and being more comfortable in men’s coverage as well.”

Gallegos saw his hard work pay off as he competed in the biggest national 7-on-7 tournament of the summer in Las Vegas at OT7.

“That experience was pretty cool,” Gallegos said. “It was well organized and the most important thing for me was being able to get those quality reps. It didn’t matter what team you were playing because every team was full of four and five star players with great great receivers and quarterbacks I wanted to go there to get some quality reps and it really benefited me.

The four-star prospect has been recognized with a list of standout performers by some outlets, but more importantly, Gallegos has proven himself that he can perform with anyone.

“I think I did very well,” Gallegos said. “I did well throughout the tournament. I got a chance to play men’s cover against some of the top guys. I felt good and I had confidence.”

Confidence is always key in safeties and Gallegos returned to California with a ton of confidence, which should give his junior season a good boost.

“It helps a lot,” Gallegos said. “There was competition everywhere with all the top guys. If I’m competing against the top guys and doing well, then I should dominate at home.”

On the recruiting front, the West Hills native has stayed in touch with Notre Dame and Chris O’Leary with Cal, Oklahoma, Oregon State and USC.

“It’s the same thing,” explained Gallegos, who traveled to South Bend for the spring game. “Notre Dame is trying to get me to come in for more visits and they’ve made it known that I’m a priority and they want me there.”

Building strong relationships has been at the forefront of recruiting Gallegos and O’Leary has done a great job so far.

“We’re definitely building a bond,” Gallegos said. “It’s great to communicate with him and when September rolls around then we can really start talking.”

Gallegos has seen his recruiting take off domestically and it’s something he (and every rookie) has dreamed of for years.

“It hit me,” Gallegos said. “It’s a blessing. I always have to stay humble, but it’s pretty cool to know that I’m one of the best and hard work pays off.”

As for what’s next, Gallegos will be planning a few visits over the course of the season as he wants to experience matchday environments.

“I’m looking to get in a few games during the season, but I don’t know where yet,” Gallegos said. ”

Offers: Arizona, California, Colorado, Fresno State, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oregon, Oregon State, San Diego State, San Jose State, UCLA, USC and Washington

ISD: 91 (four stars)
247: 88 (three stars)
Rivals: 5.6 (three stars)
Compound: 89.76 (four stars)

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