Louisville lands JUCO lineman commitment

Riverside, Calif., City College offensive lineman Dwayne Wallace gave Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino a verbal commitment on Thursday morning. The 6-foot-5, 338-pound Wallace picked the Cardinals over San Diego and others.

The University of Louisville football program landed commitment No. 11 for the Class of 2016 on Thursday morning and it came from a lineman.

Riverside, Calif., City College offensive lineman Dwayne Wallace gave the Cardinals' a commitment on Thursday morning.

"I had been thinking about it for a month or so," Wallace said. "I did my research and talked to the coaches a lot. I talk to coach Petrino once a week and the other coaches on Twitter every day.

"Right now, I just felt like it's the best place for me."

The 6-foot-5, 338-pound Wallace has lost 12 pounds from his 350-pound playing weight of last season. He said he wants to get to 320.

"If I do that, there's going to be some problems," Wallace said. "Coach Petrino said he likes how I move people on run blocking. People look at me as a guard because that's what I play here, but I'm also a tackle.

"I played tackled in high school and might play tackle this season."

Wallace called U of L offensive line coach Chris Klenakis "cool people," and said he would make an official visit to U of L on June 18.

U of L was his first offer and then he landed one from San Diego. He said Arkansas, UNLV and Texas Tech are also recruiting him.

"But Louisville has been struggling a bit on the line, so the plan is for me to come there and start in 2016," he said. "I'm excited to get there and compete. The coaches said they need me to come in and help out."

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