Wallace Taking A Good Look At Pitt

Marquis Wallace, initially a West Virginia signee, relocated to Lacakawanna College to be closer to his mother, who got sick. Now, Wallace has some new options after a year at Lackawanna, including the Panthers

Pittsburgh, Kansas, East Carolina, Houston and Illinois. Those are just a few of the schools that have offered JUCO offensive lineman Marquis Wallace.

Wallace has talked with the Pitt coaching staff. He says the number of coaching changes that the school has undergone hasn't swayed him away from the school.

"I've been talking with the offensive line coach (Jim Hueber) from there, and it sounds like he has some good connections," Wallace said. "They are going to the ACC soon, and I like that. (The number of coaching changes) doesn't bother me. I was at West Virginia, then out to Blinn (TX) and now here, so I've had a number of different coaches. Another new staff doesn't bother me too much."

Listed at 6-5, 302 pounds, Wallace has the size to be able to play guard or tackle. It sounds like he is open to the sea of playing either, and has been told that in his recruitment. It also sounds like he's well-versed in an offense that runs the ball heavily--though pass blocking is also a specialty.

"I'm versatile enough to play tackle or guard, on either side," Wallace said. "We had the third-most rushing touchdowns in the country this past year."

As for any upcoming visits, he hopes to get to Pitt some time over the next couple of months. Pitt is an easy trip being that they're in-state, but he is not sure what other visits he would take.

"I'm not really taking any visits this spring," Wallace said. "I'm just trying to stay on top of my recruiting. I'll see who all comes in. It's not like high school. I've already been through this once before, so it's not new. Right now, I'm just taking my time. I definitely want to get to Pitt. I just have to find the time."

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