Duke Still Has Work To Do With 3 Star TE

After committing to Louisville earlier in the recruiting process, Kentucky prospect Ryan Wallace reopened his decision making and recently visited Duke and Wake Forest. So have the Blue Devils made up some ground with the three star tight end?

"Right now I'd say my top choice is definitely Colorado," says Ryan Wallace. "After them Wake Forest, along with Duke and Louisville. Originally I was committed to Louisville, but when I sat down and thought about it, I felt like I had made that choice too quickly, so I'm not committed to anywhere right now"

Hence the desire of new Duke coach David Cutcliffe to jump in and attempt to land another high profile player at the tail end of the class of 2008. However it would appear that the Blue Devils' head man still has a mountain to climb.

"I liked the Duke coaching staff, and Coach Cutcliffe was impressive. They are really excited about turning the program around and they are committed to doing that. I've got another meeting with Duke set up, along with the other schools. After that I'm going to sit down with my parents and choose."

The final choice of Duke, Colorado, Louisville, and Wake Forest is expect to come before signing day, though Wallace doesn't have an exact time frame.

"There are some things I have to consider with all four schools. Distance, playing time, academics, and everything else. Right now each school has it's strengths and things that make me think a little bit."

As a junior he hauled in 22 catches for 325 yards. This season, Wallace caught 48 passes for 669 yards and seven touchdowns. He also improved in the weight room where he benches 290 pounds, squats 400 pounds and jumps a 30-inch vertical. His classroom numbers are equally impressive with a 3.7 GPA and a 23 on the ACT.

The Devils Den Top Stories