The top outside linebacker prospect in Washington (D.C.) in the 2018 is Woodson High's Juan Wallace. He holds offer from the Big-10, ACC, SEC and Big-12. One of those schools is Syracuse, and he visited the Orange over the weekend.
"It was fun and exciting," Wallace said. "I got to hang out with some of the players on the team and get to know what it was like being a Syracuse student-athlete. I saw the weight room, the student lounge and I also got to be in the Melo Center, which was cool.
"The best part was the practice and seeing how fast the players were. Overall, it was exciting."
Wallace specifically mentioned defensive end Kendall Coleman as someone with whom he spent time. Coleman was able to provide insight into practice and their athletic and academic schedule.
In addition to the Syracuse players, Wallace was able to speak with a few of the coaches. They were able to provide some insight into how they see him fitting into the program.
"I got to talk to the head coach (Dino Babers) and the defensive coordinator (Brian Ward)," Wallace said. "They said I would be a perfect fit into the defense and I would make an early impact in the ACC.
"They are both straight forward and down to earth coaches. They really care about the players. My relationship with them is good and getting better."
Wallace says that after visiting, he is getting more and more interested in the Orange. He considers them one of his top choices. The weekend visit will not be Wallace's last, as he says he will be back up for the Spring Game on April 22nd.