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Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Wallace loves OSU visit, ready for another

By Brad Bournival

Ohio State made another top five.

This one has a lot of beef behind it though as an ESPN 300 offensive tackle has stated he’ll come back on an official visit.

Brian Wallace (St. Louis/Christian Brothers College) made an unofficial visit to Columbus the day before a camp in Dublin, Ohio last week and walked away impressed.

“What stood out to me was like any campus I’ve visited, the football program and academics,” Wallace said. “I also liked the way the campus looked. I also liked how I felt when I was there. I feel like it’s important to come back because of the things I heard and saw.”

Wallace, who is ranked No. 151 overall and is the No. 16-ranked offensive tackle in the nation, got a chance to talk with Urban Meyer and see the other side of the Buckeyes.

It was a trip the 6-foot-5, 283-pound Wallace will remember, which is why he has Ohio State in his final mix along with Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa and Nebraska.

“I talked to Coach [Urban] Meyer and some people from the strength and conditioning program as well as the academic side of the program and liked what I got to hear and see,” Wallace said. “As far as the depth chart and offensive line, they told me they had four senior starters graduating, so they would need linemen to recruit.”

As for the next step, Wallace is ready to start his senior season and expects to make a decision later.

He’s planning on seeing what each one of his finalists has to offer and going from there.

“Really I don’t know what’s next as far as camps,” Wallace said. “I’m at my school’s camp starting [today].

“I don’t know where I want to go. I’ll decide during my senior season or afterwards. I do plan on taking all five of my official visits. I don’t have any of them set up yet. After I take my official visits, I will decide then.”

The Cadets averaged 410.3 yards and 40.1 points per game behind Wallace last season.