Carthage football standout Luke Gall commits to Air Force Academy

Gall was named the 2021 Missouri Class 5 Player of the Year

CARTHAGE, Mo. – Carthage football standout Luke Gall announced his commitment to Air Force Academy this weekend.

“They use the fullback position a lot,” Gall says. “I think it suits me well and my body type is perfect for that. I think that’s what they really wanted in me and I wanted in them. It was just a good match. I like their offense and I like the school and the location. There’s mountains right there. It’s beautiful. There’s a bunch of people and the town is nice in Colorado Springs too.”

Last season, Gall was named the Missouri Class 5 Offensive Player of the Year. He also earned COC Conference Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year recognition as a running back and linebacker. The list of accomplishments goes on and on. He rushed for 1,900 yards in 2021 and finished the season with 29 touchdowns.

“Everybody that plays at the next level puts in extra work,” Gall says. “I get a lot of extra work in with our quarterback and some of our wide receivers and lineman either at the gym or the field. We all put in extra work, and I think that’s what has prepared me the most for the next level.”

He continues to set high expectations for himself.

“Brad Roberts, who is their running back at Air Force now, was all-conference,” Gall says. “That would be great if I could be all-conference or become an all-American. They’ve had great running backs and great rushing teams, so if I could just follow in their footsteps that would be great.”

Gall received seven college offers including six from Division I programs.

“Playing at the college level will definitely be different,” Gall says, “I like playing on the big stage and I like to watch myself on TV. It’s all the things a little kid dreams about.”

But first, Gall has one season left with the Carthage Tigers.

“There’s a lot of stress that goes into recruiting. There’s a lot of hard work that went into it and I’m just glad it paid off,” Gall says. “It’s a weight of my shoulders and now I can focus on my senior season. I committed early to get that weight off my shoulders. So right now, the next step is winning our first game, winning our second game, trying to make it deep into the playoffs and trying to win a state championship. We have big goals. I really want to focus on my last year of high school football. I want to go all in.”