Caeden Wallace (Hun School/Princeton, N.J.) is an emerging tackle in the 2019 class and figures to be one of the best in the Northeast. The 6-foot-6, 300 pounder added his first two offers from hometown Rutgers and Temple before reaching a new level when Penn State came in in February. Then, on March 10, Wallace added another Big Ten look from Maryland.
“I am very appreciative of the offer, I think it is a big one for me. I'm really excited,” Wallace said. “I know that Maryland runs a rigorous program and their coaches are good at getting the most of their players. It’s a school on the rise in the Big Ten.”
Wallace has been in contact with UMD area recruiter Matt Barnes. He figures to hear from line coach Tyler Bowen down the line as well.
“Coach Barnes was actually talking to my coach, and after [Barnes] told my coach he wanted to offer I got in contact with him,” Wallace said. “He seems like a cool guy. I’m looking forward to building a relationship with him.”
Wallace said he’ll attempt to visit Maryland at some point this offseason or during the fall for a game. He’s only aware of the basics of the program, so he’d like to learn more from a firsthand experience.
So far, Wallace has visited Notre Dame, Northwestern, Penn State, Rutgers and Temple. He has no trips set in stone moving forward.
“Right now, I’d say I treat all my offers equally and I’m equally high on all the schools that have offered me and are interested in me,” Wallace said. “But I will say the Penn State offer sticks out some because it’s a top-five ranked football team and they run a great program.”
Wallace went on to say he’s hoping for scholarships from Oklahoma, LSU and Notre Dame.
“I'm looking for a school that I can get a good degree at, hopefully in Biology, so I can have a career after football,” Wallace said. “And just find a school with a great program, great coaches and where I feel comfortable.”
Wallace said he plans to go through the entire recruiting process, choosing a school during the winter of his senior year.