Busy Week for Wallace

Charlotte (NC) Olympic offensive lineman Andrew Wallace has been on the road visiting college programs.

Charlotte (NC) Olympic offensive lineman Andrew Wallace has been on the road visiting college programs.

"I'm on my campus tour all week," said Wallace. "[Monday] I went to Maryland and [on Tuesday] I was at Virginia Tech. [Today] I'm going to NC State, then Carolina on Thursday, and Tennessee on Friday.

"I think it's good for me to visit these schools so I can see what they are all about. I've been to most of them for camps, so now I want to see the other side.

A three-star prospect, Wallace is one of the state's top offensive line prospects. Boasting offers from Tennessee, Miami, NC State, Virginia Tech, North Carolina, Maryland, Wake Forest, South Carolina, Buffalo, Marshall, and Illinois, Wallace is a hot commodity.

Last month he had a chance to attend several camps, and one experience stood out.

"I started off camping at UNC and then I went to Virginia Tech, Tennessee, Clemson, and NC State," Wallace. "It was tiring, but it was good. I learned a lot.

"Camp-wise, I liked Tennessee. It felt like home there. It was a real good environment, and it's a good football school. I liked the coaches and everything."

Although he liked Tennessee's camp, Wallace maintains that he is wide open.

"I'll probably have my top five or so after this campus tour next week," he said. "I wouldn't say I have [a leader] right now."

Wallace has let it be known that he grew up a big fan of NC State. What did he think of his camp experience in Raleigh?

"NC State has some good coaches," he said. "I like coach Bridge and coach Horton. Coach Horton has put a lot of linemen in the NFL so that's real good."

He has also been chatting it up with a couple of NC State's recent commitments.

"I've talked to a couple of State's guys online," said Wallace. "The quarterback commitment, Mike Glennon, and the linebacker, [Dwayne] Maddox. They are pretty excited about committing to State... I can really tell that. I know they are wanting me to join them.

"I do think it's important to be familiar with the other recruits in your class. Those are the guys you are going to try and win games with so it has to be important."

Joining him on his unofficial visits are his parents. Wallace stated he started following NC State because his parents are huge fans. Will that play a role in his decision?

"They are letting me make my own decision," he said. "I've always been a fan... we'll see how it goes."

A summer decision appears on the horizon, and playing for a winner will be a major factor for Wallace.

"I want to get a degree first," he said. "I want to play for a team that has the potential to play for a championship. That is pretty big for me.

"I'll probably decide before the season starts. I kind of want to get it out of my way so I can have no worries during my season."

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