Pomfret (Md.) DB/RB A.J. Wallace has had the same colleges on his list for several weeks. As the season approaches, things have not changed much for Wallace.
"I have set up official visits to Ohio State and Nebraska," Wallace said. "I am considering Florida, Florida State, LSU, Oklahoma and Michigan for the other three visits. All have offered."
Wallace will be taking his official visit to Ohio State two weekends from now, when the Buckeyes play Texas. It will not be the first time he has been to OSU.
"I did come up to Ohio State during camp but I did not participate," he said.
Wallace talked about how he got interested in Ohio State.
"I have been watching Ohio State for some time," he said. "Some of their players caught my eye. They are putting a lot of players in the NFL, especially DBs."
Wallace is being recruited for Ohio State by Luke Fickell and Paul Haynes. He could play on either side of the ball in college.
"I have played cornerback, running back and safety," he said. "Most schools are recruiting me as a corner. Ohio State is recruiting me as a corner. I am 6-1 and about 203 right now so I can play any skill position."
When it comes time to make a final decision, visits will play a big factor.
"How the visit went," he said, when asked what the key factors in his decision will be. "How comfortable I am with the surroundings and the people around me. I guess it will just be a gut feeling."
Wallace's early choice for a college major is sports management.
"Right now it is sports management, but I know a lot of people change their major once they are in school, so we will see," he said.
Wallace begins his senior year the same week as his visit to Ohio State.
"We go back to school September 9th," he said. "We went 8-3 last year. We have 4-5 players back on each side of the ball. We went to the semifinals last year. We are through two-a-days and into regular practices. I want to see more conditioning. I think that takes us over the top."
In 2004, Wallace had 169 carries for 1,367 yards and 26 touchdowns with 12 receptions for 224 yards and two touchdowns. Wallace picked off three passes and deflected 17 others, while also racking up 65 tackles. He also had three punt return scores.