After an official visit this weekend, Dwayne Wallace joins former Riverside teammate DeVante Wilson at Cal

A big official visit weekend keeps getting bigger, as Cal scores its second commitment out of this past weekend's spate of visits.

On the same day that California parted ways with former linebacker commit Markus Wright, they scored a commitment from Riverside (Calif.) Community College interior offensive lineman Dwayne Wallace.

The 6-foot-5, 330-pounder made his official visit this past weekend, and becomes the second official visitor -- after cornerback Marloshawn Franklin -- to pull the trigger and commit to the Bears. Wallace profiles as a big, tough, stoutly-built interior lineman, and can play guard, tackle and center. 

The Bears will return four offensive linemen next year, but will not return veteran Jordan Rigsbee, a fifth-year senior. Cal has five other offensive linemen committed for the 2016 class, including Florence (Miss.) tackle Gentle Williams, Corona (Calif.) Centennial tackle Daniel Juarez, early signee Jake Curhan out of Larkspur (Calif.) Redwood, CCSF center A.J. McCollum (who just made an official visit to Arizona State this past weekend) and Baldwin Park (Calif.) guard Francisco Perez, one of the top prep linemen on the West Coast.

Wallace will be a mid-year enrollee, and will begin classes at Cal this January. After finishing high school with a 2.4 GPA, he's since posted a 3.4 cumulative GPA at Riverside, where he became acquainted with Cal defensive end DeVante Wilson. It was Wilson who first suggested the Bears take a look at Wallace, and last week, he earned his offer and then quickly pivoted to a visit.

Wallace got his Cal offer just after returning from a visit to Arkansas, and along with the Razorbacks, had offers from the Sun Devils, Fresno State, Kansas State, Louisville (where he was formerly committed), San Diego State, UNLV and Washington State, among others.


Being such a large body, conditioning has been the biggest issue for Wallace throughout his career, and while he's dropped some pounds over the course of the season, he's still going to need a bit of work to re-shape his body, having already dropped 10 pounds of bad weight.

What his bulk does allow him to do is to bring a lot of power to the table, and that's really what stands out on film. That power, though, is now not bereft of quickness or ability to change direction, as it was previously.

As expected with a player Wallace's size, he's at his best going downhill, pulling, and run blocking. He has a natural forward lean, which may need to be adjusted given Cal's two-point stance on the line. However, Wallace is used to that two-point stance, as Riverside plays out of both the two- and the three-point stance.

The lighter Wallace becomes on his feet, the more impact he's going to have have. Think Aaron Cochran but shorter.

His freshman season at Riverside earned him an All-American nod, and he also plays with a mean streak -- something that Rigsbee has in spades. He definitely has some nastiness to him, and Cal's going to need tha going forward. Top Stories