First Look Nehemiah Wallace

Scout takes a first look at Perryville, Md., RB prospect Nehemiah Wallace.

Ever since Perryville High standout RB Nehemiah Wallace can remember, he's been playing football.

"Growing up in Baltimore city I started out playing street ball or backyard ball," Wallace said. "It wasn't until I turned eight that I really began to take it seriously and played Pop Warner."

He continued, "it was a way for me to channel my aggression and learn discipline."

And now, Wallace has grown into a solid Division One prospect. But what sets him apart from the rest?

"I am a finesse athlete," Wallace said. "I can play anywhere on the field, and I am very defensively sound. I have a knack for finding the ball, and I like to have the ball in my hands."

He added, "When I'm running the ball I tend to use power tactics, but I have a ton of hidden speed."

But RB isn't the only position that Wallace has excelled at.

"I also line up at slot receiver," Wallace said.

Even in his spare time, Wallace can't stay away from the game he loves.

"In my spare time I study film," Wallace said. "I feel like I can always get better somehow by watching my mistakes."

Wallace's recruiting is beginning to heat up, as he is getting increased attention from many schools.

"I'm interested in Delaware, Temple, Elon, Towson, and Morgan State," Wallace said.

But no matter where Wallace ends up, he won't stop until he fulfills his dream of playing college football.

"It's always been a life goal of mine," Wallace said of playing college ball. "Most importantly with a scholarship to get a terrific education, and getting the chance to play football while doing it? Well thats fine with me too."


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