DB Likes UM's Swagger

A.J. Wallace has almost forgotten what it's like covering guys who are getting balls thrown their direction. The Pomfret (Md.) McDonough star talked about that.

"I've been playing cornerback through our first three games and not once has anyone thrown the ball to my side of the field," Wallace said. "It's kinda frustrating at times but then again, it shuts down one side of the field for our opponents. I played safety a little bit last game and I got a little more involved."

A.J. Wallace, 6-feet and 201 pounds, is one of the top cornerback prospects in the entire country. He's a four-year varsity starter and has been making progress ever since he started his career 11 years ago.

"My size and speed are the difference," he said. "A lot of corners dont have my size and if they do they usually aren't as fast. It helps because there are so many bigger receivers playing in college now."

The talented defender, who is a full academic qualifier (3.2/21), has emerged as a big time recruiting prospect as a result.

"I've got coaches calling every single night," he said. "It's getting to be very time-consuming but I know it'll end. I've already been to Ohio State and I got Florida State for October 1st and Nebraska for the 29th. I need to schedule the last two. I'm looking at Florida, Miami, LSU, and Oklahoma for those. I'm not sure which ones I'll take."

Wallace, who also runs track and plays basketball, said he's very interested in the Hurricanes right now.

"They play with swagger and that's how I became interested in them," he said. "They play at a pace that I like to play at. They're real confident and attitude fits my style. I think I could fit in. Coach Hargreaves has done a good job keeping in close contact. They've had a lot of key players at my position and they've talked about getting me on the field and maybe getting the ball in my hands some. I'm very interested in them."

Wallace, who claims no single favorite right now, said he has one major factor in making his decision.

"The biggest one is the opportunity to play as a true freshman," he said. "That's real big for me. I'm confident in what I can do but having an opportunity available would be nice."

The talented senior has rushed for 370 yards and two touchdowns through three games and has 35 total tackles.

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