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3-star linebacker Juan Wallace recaps return trip to Syracuse

One of the top linebackers in Washington (D.C.) took another visit to Syracuse over the weekend and recaps the trip inside.

The top linebacker prospect in Washington (D.C.) and one of the best in the East region is Woodson High's Juan Wallace. Wallace visited Syracuse just a few weeks ago, and spent this past Saturday on the Orange campus once again. 

"I had a great visit with my teammates up at 'Cuse," Wallace said. 

Indeed there were several players from Woodson High checking out Syracuse. They included Noah BoykinEdward HendrixMychale Salahuddin and Vincent Flythe. Flythe picked up an offer on the trip. 

"They said it was a great school and the coaching staff was great as well," Wallace said. "(Flyte) was very excited about it. I was happy for him."

On the previous visit, Wallace checked out practice. He was impressed by the tempo and intensity. This time around, however, things had gone up a notch. 

"The Practice was different," Wallace said. "It was more intensity and emotion out there. To me, it was the best part of the visit. (The linebackers) were more physical and moved a lot faster as opposed to last time."

Wallace may be projected as an outside linebacker by some, but the Orange continue to recruit him for the inside spot. They envision him as a potential middle linebacker of the future. 

"I got to speak with the defensive coordinator (Brian Ward) and the head coach (Dino Babers)," Wallace said. "They talked about the chances of potentially coming there and being able to become the nucleus of the defense as a MIKE linebacker."

Wallace says he can play anywhere at the next level, including safety if needed. But he has a special affinity for the middle linebacker spot. 

"It's a great position for me because it's where I'm most comfortable at," Wallace said. "But I'm athletic enough to play any linebacker position."

What's next for the talented linebacker? A visit next weekend for someone's spring game. Which school will get that visit, however, is still up in the air according to Wallace. 

Regardless of whether or not Syracuse gets that visit, Wallace is high on the Orange. He says SU is in his top five after the most recent trip. 


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