Three-star OLB and Syracuse commit Juan Wallace eyeing Big 12, Big Ten, SEC visits

LANDOER, Md. -- Syracuse commit Juan Wallace discusses where his recruitment stands.

Outside linebacker Juan Wallace plans to make a trip to Syracuse in the next few weeks, but it may not be the only visit he makes.

The Washington (D.C.) Woodson standout said Georgia, which offered last week, West VirginiaMaryland and Rutgers were still recruiting him and he could make visits.

"I'll probably visit a couple of other schools," the 6-foot-2, 1/2, 216-pound Wallace said. "Georgia, I just recently got Georgia. Maryland, Rutgers, West Virginia. Those are schools showing me love."

Wallace, who committed to the Orange in early May, is planning a return to Syracuse soon.

"I'm always with Syracuse, and we talk a lot about coming up on a visit," Wallace said. "We talk a lot about the opportunities there, and coming back up there and what I'm going to do with the coaches. I will probably go up there soon for a camp."

Wallace said he is in constant contact with high school relations director J.B. Girald and defensive coordinator Brian Ward. 

"(Ward) tells me he can't wait for me to get up there," Wallace said. "We talked about (the system) before. We talk about what I'm going to play, what defense we're going to run with and how they will use me when I get there."

Wallace visited Rutgers, Maryland and West Virginia, but getting to see Georgia is important to him.

"They're a powerhouse SEC school," Wallace said. "That's what I know. It's a great school, and underrated from an academic standpoint."

West Virginia defensive coordinator Tony Gibson has been recruiting Wallace for a while, and he wants to meet up with him again.

"We have a great relationship," Wallace said. "Me and the running backs coach, Tony Dews, we talk. They want me to come out there and see them. (Gibson) is a great defensive coordinator. He's a great dude. He's a great coach."

Meanwhile, the Rutgers coaching staff continues to recruit Wallace hard.

"I love the coaching staff," he said. "They love me and I love them. They are showing a lot of love. I feel the connection there."

Wallace's main recruiter is defensive coordinator Jay Niemann, but he talks to a lot of the staff.

"I love the way the program is coming up," he said. "I love the way they are trying to keep everybody there and trying to do something big in the Big Ten. I know they are coming off a bad season, but they are still on the rise. They are putting in a new system on offense and defense, but I have faith in them. I think they will do well in a couple of years."

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