Wallace holding Nebraska offer

Nebraska has again offered a pair of team mates this year. The latest is a big, physical and fast wide receiver who now has a Nebraska offer to go along with a defensive teammate.

Russell Tialavea was the first Oceanside High School player to have a Nebraska offer this year. In early May Nebraska offered Tialavea's teammate, Roberto Wallace.

"I'm up to eight offers now," Wallace said. "Nebraska, UTEP, Duke, Michigan State, Oregon State, Wyoming, San Diego State and Washington State. Nebraska was the first to offer me and Washington State just offered me last week."

Along with the schools that have offered Wallace a bunch of others were out to see him during the evaluation period. Schools like Colorado, Colorado State, Oregon, Arizona, Arizona State, USC, Oklahoma, LSU and Fresno State all stopped in to see Wallace.

What stands out immediately about Wallace is his size. He's 6-foot-4 and over 200 pounds. Wallace still runs a 4.6/40 and is no stranger to the weight room.

It's Roberto's size that he claims is his biggest strength. "My size -- I'm pretty big and strong. I can overpower cornerbacks. I have good route running ability. I'd also say my hands. I have soft hands and I have good change of direction."

Last year Wallace had 25 receptions for 495 yards and hauled in four touchdowns. He was voted second-team All-League and honorable mention All-County. He also received various player of the week awards.

Although he is holding eight offers and hearing from other schools all over the nation Wallace doesn't have a favorite. "I really don't (have a favorite). It's kind of early. I am concentrating on my school."

There are some things that Wallace is looking at that can separate one school from another. "Early playing time. I also want to go where I can get along with the players. Academics is first though and then football." Wallace is planning on being a business management major.

Although he doesn't claim any favorites The Cornhuskers were the first to offer and have Wallace looking to possibly officially visit Lincoln, Neb. "Yes, I will (officially visit). Definitely will take an official."

"I'm pretty interested (in Nebraska). I look at the changes in their offense and they have Bill Callahan. I think that he'll be there for a while."

As a specialty player, Wallace sees opportunity in working in a system that has a former NFL coach at the college level. "I'm guessing it will present more opportunity for me. They'll open it up and throw it a bit more."

Nebraska may not be done recruiting players in Oceanside this year either. Stay tuned for another Oceanside player who may have a Nebraska offer on the way!

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