In-State TE Closing In On Decision?

2008 Kentucky Wildcat football recruiting update from Kentucky Sports Report's Rob Gidel. Click inside to read the entire article.

Ryan Wallace Profile

Bowling Green (Ky.) tight end Ryan Wallace has been very busy this summer attemping to narrow down his choices and make a college decision.

"I have narrowed it down to pretty much four schools," Wallace said. "They are Kentucky, Stanford, Cincinnati and Ole Miss. Cincinnati and Stanford are recruiting me the hardest. I hear from them, almost everyday."

Additionally, Wallace has offers from the likes Oklahoma State, Purdue, Ohio, Western Kentucky and Miami of Ohio, but the Bluegrass state prospect says he's focused his attention on those four for the time being.

"I've tried to get out and see as many schools as possible before my upcoming senior year," Wallace said. "Now it's just a matter of narrowing it down."

The 6-foot-6, 230 pounder wanted to make a commitment a few weeks ago, but has decided to hold off on the process for a few more weeks. He recently visited Georgia Tech and Central Florida, adding them to an already impressive trek the senior-to-be has made this summer.

"I thought from the start, once I got the offer from Ole Miss, that I wanted to get the decision over with before our football season started," Wallace interated. "I thought that I'd go see every school that I wanted to consider or that offered me."

After seeing what all his prospective schools have to offer, does the talented Western Kentucky native have an idea as to what he's looking for?

"Probably just a school that fits my personality really well and obviously some place that's gonna allow me to have success when I graduate," Wallace answered.

Alot of those in and around Wallace have speculated that the hometown Wildcats of Kentucky might be a big-time player for the in-state product, considering the Big Blue's ties to the talented standout.

"They are a really good program and they are starting to get things rolling up there, where they'll start competing with the top guys in the SEC," Wallace said. "Obviously having Stuart (Hines) up there, a former teammate up there will help. I've known him for a long time. We've played on the same team since the 5th grade."

The Wildcats already have a plan for Ryan.

"They told me that I'd start at a Tight End, but if that didn't work out that I'd probably move to offensive center and long snapper if that didn't work out."

"Everybody's pretty much recruiting me as a tight end right now, people haven't really discussed with me moving inside right now at all."

Until a decision is made, Wallace will prepare for his upcoming senior season at Bowling Green, where the Purples are expected to compete for the state title, yet another year under his father, Kevin Wallace.

"We've got alot of skills people that will be really good. We had some people step up in spring practice. And defensively we should be really solid. We lose alot of people, but we rotate alot of people in and we should be really good again, hopefully."


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