Ohio Lineman Hearing From Duke

As the search for offensive linemen continues in Durham, the Blue Devils have returned to Ohio to identify a handful of targets including Cleveland's Robert Wallace. Projected as an offensive tackle or even a long snapper, Wallace spoke to TDD to update his recruitment.

"I am being recruited to play either left tackle, long snapper, or defensive end," said Cleveland (Ohio) Padua Franciscan HS standout Robert Wallace. "It really depends on the school. So far the schools recruiting me include Duke, Toledo, Bowling Green, Indiana, and Wisconsin. I'd also like to hear from Boston College and Iowa."

Wallace, who measures out at 6-foot-5 and 275 pounds with a 5.1 forty time, has already been on several visits, and is looking forward to a summer camp circuit that will provide more information regarding the various schools and also, likely, scholarship offers.

"I have visited the University of Notre Dame, University of Michigan, University of Toledo and and West Virginia University to date. I would like to visit Duke University, Iowa University, University of Wisconsin, and Boston College as soon as possible."

The Blue Devils were among the first schools to show interest in Wallace. Enough to where he's considering a visit this summer.

"With Duke I like the educational opportunities and the facilities. I am being recruited by Coach Matt Lubick and I have received letters from both he and Coach Cutcliffe since the Spring time. They believe I can do well by coming in and participating in both the football program and the educational opportunities at the University in general."

Wallace cites academics and location as two crucial factors in ultimately determining his collegiate destination. He also provided a self-evaluation of his on the field abilities.

"I am a strong leader and can rally my teammates. Coaches notice my size first of all. I am 6-5 and 275 pounds, but I need to gain more weight before I get to the next level."

Away from the field the talented lineman says he enjoys playing hockey, basketball, and fishing. In the classroom his favorite classes are math and science.


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