McDonough High’s (Pomfret, Md.) A.J. Wallace is considered by many to be one of the top athlete’s in the country. Standing nearly 6-1, weighing 205-lbs. and running a self reported 4.37 forty, he could excel on either side of the ball at the next level. Wallace received his first offer from Nebraska after attending the Huskers camp last summer, but now a number of other schools have jumped into the fray … including Michigan. GBW caught up with A.J. to find out where things stand in his recruitment.
How did your season go last year?
“We went 8-3 and it was the first time we went to the playoffs in like 13 years. I had 177 carries for 1367 yards on offense, and 65 tackles, 10 pass breakups and, and two interceptions on defense.”
Has Michigan offered you, and at what position are they recruiting you?
“Yes. I think it is as an athlete.”
What other schools have offered you?
Do you have a top list of schools at this point?
“No, not right now.”
Do you have a position preference on the next level?
“Safety or running back ... I don't know”
So you haven’t decided whether you want to play offense or defense?
“No, not yet.”
Have you attended any summer camps in the past?
“I went to school camps at Maryland and Nebraska last year.”
Do you plan on making unofficial or camp visits to any schools this summer?
“I don’t know which schools I’m going to yet, but I plan on it.”
Did you grow up a fan of any particular school?
“No, I just watched all of the teams basically.”
What are going to be the most significant factors in your choice?
“Whether I could live there without football, graduation rate, and just how I fit around the school.”
Will distance from home be a factor?
“Not at all. It’s whatever schools fits.”
What do you want to major in?
Do you have a timetable for your decision?
“I’m not sure. I never really thought about it. I guess whenever I feel most comfortable about it, I’ll make it.”