Wallace receiving interest from Louisville

A high priority ACC prospect, 6-6 North Carolina small forward Eric Wallace said he's been hearing recenty from a few schools outside the league, namely Louisville, Connecticut, and Florida. InsideTheVille.com has the latest. (BONUS) Video Interview with Eric Wallace included!

Eric Wallace oozes potential. He's athletic, has great size and excels in the open court. If the 6-6, 230-pound small forward from Winston-Salem, NC ever develops a consistent outside jump shot, the sky is the limit.

And that's something Wallace has been hard at work trying to improve.

"I've been working on all aspects of my game," he said "A good wing player has to be able to shoot the jumper a little a bit. I've been in the gym day and night, in school or after school. I'm just trying to get better and perfect it."

A high priority ACC prospect, Wallace said he's been hearing from a few schools from outside the league, namely Louisville, Connecticut, and Florida.

"The coaches from Louisville have been in contact with Brian Clifton, the founder of D-One Sports," Wallace said. "I have yet to get up there and see the campus or talk to the coaches. But they've shown high interest in me since last year."

Wallace claims offers from every school in the ACC, except Boston College. The 6-6, 230-pound small forward also said that Rick Pitino has extended an offer. That offer has Wallace interested in the Cardinals.

"I have high interest in (Louisville)," Wallace said.

Things could move quickly this fall for Wallace, who said he'll take several official visits before making his college decision.

"Come August I will have five official visits set up," he said.

Which schools will Wallace visit?

"I'm not even sure," he admitted. "It depends on my relationship with the coaches and the research I do on the Internet on each program. They're not just recruiting me, I'm recruiting them too."

What kind of information will Wallace be looking at on the ‘Net?

"Of course who else they have coming in," he said. "You want to come in with a strong class surrounding you and you also want to have a chance to play as much as possible. I'll be looking at the coaches credentials and the academics."

Even with offers from several in-state programs, Wallace won't rule out playing out of state.

"Whatever is best for myself and my family," Wallace said. "If it's west coast, east coast, Midwest – it's jut going to be wherever I can get better and get to the next level."

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