Westover High School holds practice for the upcoming football season on Aug. 1, 2019. [Melissa Sue Gerrits/The Fayetteville Observer]
High-profile high school football transfers look to make instant impact

There are a crowd of new faces in new places this season as players throughout the county prepare to make an instant impact with their new squads.

A pair of performers, Trinity Christian’s Gabe Galloway-Velazquez and Westover’s Joshua Jones, are at the center of that discussion as they look to make a seamless slide into their new roles.

Galloway-Velazquez, who logged 53 tackles and four interceptions last season as a junior at Cape Fear, aims to take it up a notch in his senior season as a safety and wide receiver for the Crusaders.

“I think I need more interceptions,” he said.

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Gabe Galloway-Velazquez catches an interception as Cape Fear plays Clinton at Cape Fear High School on Friday, Aug.17, 2018. [Raul F. Rubiera/The Fayetteville Observer]