Wallace Looking for Big Summer

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A prospect on the rise in the recruiting ranks hails from one of the top programs in the state of Maryland. Friendly (Fort Washington, MD) defensive back Devin Wallace has picked up an official offer from the University of Virginia and is looking to impress a number of schools at camps this summer.

As a junior last season, Wallace racked up around 80 tackles on defense and saw action at running back, wide receiver and slot receiver on offense.

“Devin is 5-11, 200 pounds,” Friendly assistant coach Marcus Berry said. “You talk about looking the part…Devin has a great build. All of the coaches that come in our school and eyeball him ask about him. He literally looks the part. He is a big, strong kid who runs well. He covers like a corner, but at safety he is a big hitter and a real smart football player.”

Wallace attended Wake Forest’s camp on Sunday and felt like he performed well. He was scheduled to go to Virginia Tech on Saturday, but could not because of an “emergency.” Virginia Tech has verbally offered contingent upon a good camp performance and Wallace now plans on attending Tech’s July 14th camp.

Other programs showing strong interest include Boston College, Georgia, North Carolina and Pitt. Wallace plans to camp at most of these schools. So far, he feels he has performed well this off-season.

“I feel good,” Wallace said. “I’ve had the best summer I’ve had as far as workouts go. I’ve worked very hard on the 40. I’ve improved my speed, my hip-turn and everything. I ran a 4.43 in the 40 at a Nike Combine.”

Virginia, which offered earlier this spring, will receive a visit from Wallace this weekend.

“I have visited Virginia before for the 7-on-7 tournament,” Wallace said. “I liked the campus. It seemed like a real friendly atmosphere. I plan on going back on June 16th for the junior day.”

The Cavs are led by primary recruiter Mike London.

“Mike London is a real cool guy,” Wallace said. “He is real down to earth and all that.”

Virginia is one of several schools that have caught Wallace’s attention. He hopes to make a commitment before his senior season begins, but that is not set.

“I don’t necessarily have favorites, but there a lot of schools I like such as Virginia, Virginia Tech, Georgia, Boston College and U-Conn.”