Gabe Wallace is "a great addition" to Louisville

Inside theVille spoke with Fort Campbell head coach Shawn Berner on Thursday about his star linebacker Gabe Wallace, who recently committed to Bobby Petrino and the University of Louisville.

Inside theVille spoke with Fort Campbell High School head coach Shawn Berner on Thursday afternoon regarding the recent commitment of his star linebacker, Gabe Wallace, to Bobby Petrino and the University of Louisville football program.

"Louisville is going to get a great addition to their team," said Berner. "He's a great kid and a great athlete."

Wallace, who originally provided Kentucky with a verbal commitment, recently reopened his recruiting and made an unofficial visit to U of L for the Cardinals final home game of the season against Houston.

"I think was just a little confused," Berner explained of Wallace's early commitment. "He really likes Louisville and Coach Petrino. Also, Coach Summers, who recruited him, did a great job and left him thinking about things, which went along way in his commitment to Louisville."

A 1st Team All-State selection, Wallace has also racked up a few more honors, including 1st Team All-Western Kentucky Conference and 1st All New Era.

"He was thrilled when he was named All-State," Berner said. "We're still waiting on another one to come out as well. He is definately deserving of the honors."

Wallace and teammate Marcus McClinton, who has committed to Kentucky, fought for the team lead in tackles all season long, while helping guide Fort Campbell to the third round of the state playoffs.

"He and Marcus battled for that top spot all season, but Gabe ended up winning it," continued Berner. "He had a great season for us, he really did. He was a big part of our success. He was a good leader for our defense. He's big, physical and a great athlete."

Wallace, who is fully qualified to play as a freshman, will continue to work during the off season as apart of the Fort Campbell weight lifting team.


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