Wallace calls commitment 'no-brainer'

Linebacker Bo Wallace of River Ridge (La.) John Curtis Christian breaks down his commitment to Notre Dame.

River Ridge (La.) John Curtis Christian linebacker Bo Wallace had a pretty solid idea where he wanted to attend college after his visit to Notre Dame in June.

"I already knew that it was going to happen, honesty," Wallace said. "After my first visit there and my parents were sold, that's when I thought I knew. After my second visit, that's when I really knew for sure. The way my parents were like, 'This shouldn't even be a thought, Bo.' It was a no-brainer. Nothing could compare to Notre Dame."

Wallace's second visit to Notre Dame was on an official visit the weekend Notre Dame hosted North Carolina.

"First, it was the game, and second, it was seeing campus and dorm life, hanging out with the players and talking to everyone around the school," Wallace said when asked about his favorite part of his official visit. "I knew a couple of students that went there from Louisiana and I got to see them and they told me how much they loved it. So, it was cool hearing that from students not on the football team, too."

The 6-foot-3 1/2, 215-pound linebacker was ready to call off bets and end his recruitment the following day.

"That morning I woke up and told my mom what I wanted to do," Wallace said. "She was really happy for me and I told Coach Kelly that I was committing and he was pumped."

Notre Dame is 7-1 on the season; however, the Irish's success didn't factor much into Wallace's decision.

"It doesn't really affect me, good or bad." Wallace said. "No matter what negativity comes Notre Dame's way on the field, I love the school. That call in the Florida State game made no sense. C'mon, man, the wide receiver had his hand up in the air! You don't do that."

Wallace projects as a pass-rushing defensive end or outside linebacker for Notre Dame.

"Speed is my game," Wallace said. "I'm not really strong yet, but I have a lot of speed off of the edge and I can really run you off the line."

Wallace is fully committed to Notre Dame and does not intend to visit any other programs.

"I really liked UCLA, Texas, Oregon and Oklahoma, too, but they didn't have things perfected the way that Notre Dame did," he said.

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