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Arizona hangs on for cornerback Tony Wallace

Arizona had to fight off other schools for Desert Pines corner Tony Wallace. Read on to see why the Wildcats won out and more.

There may not be a player in the class that Arizona had to fight to keep as much as Las Vegas Desert Pines corner Tony Wallace.

“I was actually leaning to Nebraska in the past week, but something came up and I reevaluated my commitment to Arizona,” Wallace said.

“Arizona came and see me at school. They offered me an opportunity to play both sides and that was really nice.”

Wallace was going to visit Nebraska this past weekend, but decided against in.

Why were the Wildcats able to hang on?

“Arizona was the first school to offer me and I liked that they gave me that recognition,” he said. “During their summer camp last year they couldn’t offer me because they had no spots left, but once a spot opened up they were the first to offer.

“That really put me out there and other schools started offering me, but that’s why I stuck with them.”

Arizona did not make a bowl last season and Wallace believes he can help the Wildcats move in the right direction.

“They struggled last year so I think I have a chance to go in and start,” he said. “I know that requires work and I’m still gonna have to compete each day. I know I can be a big factor to the team."

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