Wallace the Prototype at MLB

Skyline linebacker Anthony Wallace is off to a quick start with the recruiting process. He has already racked up an abundance of early offers and there are number of other schools zeroing in. SI was out at his game last week to scout him out and talk with him about the recruiting game.

Anthony Wallace, a 6-foot-2, 235-pound prospect has the prototype frame to play middle linebacker on the college level. The junior from Dallas Skyline High in Texas did not have to wait long for offers to roll in.

"Oklahoma, Tennessee, LSU, Miami, Kansas, Nebraska, Texas A&M, Baylor and Minnesota have all stepped up to the plate with early scholarship offers.

"It was pretty exciting," Wallace said of the early attention. "It showed that hard work pays off and motivates me to work even harder."

This early in the process Wallace denies any solidified favorites, but some major schools have caught his eye.

"I don't have any favorites," Wallace confirmed. "I am pretty much open to everybody. I am trying to concentrate on Skyline football."

"I like USC, Texas, LSU, OU, and Penn State. I've like USC since I was little. Texas, LSU, and OU are close to home."

Coach Venables from OU was in attendance for Skyline's 51-2 victory over Dallas Kimball on Friday night. Wallace says his presence and the presence of other coaches from major programs only provides motivation.

"It means I have to bring my ‘A' game every weekend. There is no slacking off."

There is no doubt that Wallace is a force on the talented Raider defense. There were not many plays that he was not poking his nose in on. He believes his aggressiveness is a strength, but he does not take himself out of plays with it.

He also looks to his childhood favorite USC when looking for a player to pattern his game after.

"Coming down and reading my keys," Wallace responded when asked about his strengths. "I like the safety Taylor Mays. Even though he does not play linebacker I like his game a lot. He is big, fast and he is physical."

When sitting down to select a college Wallace will be looking for the school to meet at least two major requirements.

"I just want to see a family atmosphere. Probably, depth chart and where I am going to get to play early. I do not want to have to wait until my senior year."


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