5-Star Perfect Fit

One of the University of Arkansas' highest priorities in the 2011 football recruiting class is landing Dallas Skyline middle linebacker Anthony Wallace (6-2, 228. 4.5), a 5-star prospect who says the Razorbacks have a great chance to land him.

He's mean, he's big, he's fast, he wants to play middle linebacker in college and he is a 5-star prospect.

All those things about Dallas Skyline standout Anthony Wallace (6-3, 228) fit just the profile that the University of Arkansas is looking for in that position in the 2011 class.

Wallace, who was at the UA's Elite Camp this weekend along with friend and fellow Dallas area standout Chris Barnett, insists that the Razorbacks and assistant coach Garrick McGee have a great shot to land him.

"First of all, they are in the SEC and we have got a lot of people who are close to us that are down here," Wallace said. "We know a lot of people down here. Coach McGee is a good recruiter. Arkansas is on the upside and it is an opportunity to come in and play early. That's all good stuff."

He enjoyed the camp, which lasted some 6 hours with a one-hour lunch break.

"It was a pretty long camp and there was a lot of competition and I love the chance to compete," Wallace said.

Wallace, regarded as the sixth-best linebacker and a top 50 player nationally by Scout.com, has a lengthy list of pursuers, but is eyeing just a few teams.

"Arkansas, OU, USC, Oregon and maybe Alabama," Wallace said. "…I am getting ready to kind of set everything aside and kind of focus on the season."

He and Barnett have talked about making a mid-season announcement that would be televised in the Dallas area.

"It should be (that way)," Wallace said.





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