Wallace Will Make Return Trip To OSU

Defensive back A.J. Wallace of Pomfret, Md. was one of the top prospects to camp at OSU this year. Wallace likes the Buckeyes enough to use one of his five official visits on an OSU trip, which he already has scheduled. Dave Biddle caught up with Wallace for more.

Pomfret (Md.) defensive back A.J. Wallace (6-1, 198, 4.4) recently made an unofficial visit to Ohio State. He has also scheduled an official visit to OSU the weekend of Sept. 10 and will attend the Texas game.

As a junior in 2004, Wallace had 65 tackles and three interceptions.

He is also a polished running back who had 1,367 yards and 22 touchdowns in 2004. He added three touchdowns on punt returns and two scores on receptions.

He visited Columbus in late June and says he enjoyed the trip.

"It went pretty good," Wallace said. "I hung out with a lot of the Ohio State players - like Nate Salley, Ted Ginn and Dionte Johnson. I also talked to the coaches a lot."

Wallace is being recruited by co-defensive coordinator/linebackers coach Luke Fickell and cornerbacks coach Tim Beckman.

Wallace has over 35 offers and is considering a wide range of schools.

"I don't really have a top five yet," he said. "I'll probably start to narrow it down after our team camp July 21 (at Shippensburg University)."

Wallace likes what he sees from Ohio State so far.

"They're close to the front," he said. "I like the school and the football program."

Wallace projects as a big corner, but could also play safety in college.

"I like corner, but I would also play safety," he said. "Wherever they want me is where I will play, but I feel more comfortable at corner."

Don't expect a decision from Wallace anytime soon.

"I am going to take all my visits during my season and after the season and I'll decide after that."

Wallace has a 3.3 GPA and is awaiting his college entrance exam scores (he took the ACT and SAT in June).

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