A trip to California could prove fateful for Arkansas.
Head coach Bret Bielema and offensive line coach Sam Pittman flew to Riverside, Calif., Monday during the Razorbacks' bye week to visit two-star offensive lineman Dwayne Wallace.
"I met with my head coach, Coach Bielema and the o-line coach," Wallace said. "We just sat down and talked some football, but more non-football stuff, trying to meet each other in person and try to build a relationship."
Wallace is committed to Louisville, but said he was impressed by Bielema and Pittman's personalities. He also appreciated the fact that they flew halfway across the country to see him in person.
"It's really neat for me that they flew out here to see me," Wallace said. "That meant a lot to me because I've never had another school's head coach come see me."
In his first season at Riverside Community College, Wallace (6-5, 338) earned JUCO All-America honors.
The performance was enough for Louisville and San Diego to offer him and he chose the Cardinals in May. Since committing, he has picked up offers from Arkansas and Fresno State.
Moving forward, Wallace said he has a few goals, regardless of where he ends up playing college football.
"Of course, my ultimate goal first is getting my degree," Wallace said. "Then I think that if I come in and do what I'm supposed to do, I feel like I have a good chance of going to (the NFL)."
While he says he is still committed to Louisville, he plans on taking an official visit to Arkansas on Dec. 12.
"The coaches took their time to fly from Arkansas all the way out here to see me," Wallace said, "so I feel like I should go down there and see what they have to offer me and see how Arkansas looks and we'll go from there."