Juan Wallace

Commitment Impact: Juan Wallace

Breaking down the impact of Juan Wallace's commitment to Syracuse.


Committed Over: Juan Wallace committed to Syracuse over offers from Duke, Maryland, Rutgers, West Virginia, Iowa State, Kentucky, Temple and Wisconsin. 

Rated: Wallace is rated a three-star linebacker, the 47th best player at his position overall, eighth best in the East region and first in Washington (D.C.). 

Scout Evaluation: Wallace is strong as a run blitzer and he also finds gaps to blitz in the passing game. He accelerates well and he chases down plays from behind. He is able to get to the sideline to keep a play from getting to the corner. As a run stopper, Wallace uses his hands well and at times shows good foot quickness to change direction and make a tackle. Wallace form tackles, and he goes through the ball carrier to make the play. In the passing game, Wallace needs to refine his ability to cover in the flat so he is consistent in his depth.
                 -- Scout National Recruiting Analyst Brian Dohn

Impact: Syracuse offering six players from the same school is significant. There are a lot of talent players at Woodson High. Landing Wallace is a huge stepping stone for landing the other targets. That is not to say it guarantees anything, but it certainly helps. Expect Wallace to recruit players like Edward HendrixMychale SalahuddinVincent Flythe and Noah Boykin hard. All have already visited and expressed continued interest in the Orange. 

He also fills the second of three linebacker spots Syracuse has in the 2018 class, meaning they can be much more selective with who fills the last one. 

Quotable: "(DIno Babers and Brian Ward) 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." -- Juan Wallace

Final Thought: Wallace is a huge recruiting win for Syracuse as they beat out multiple power five programs for his services, including the home town Terps. He gives Syracuse an athletic linebacker who can run and has a nose for the ball. This is a big get for the Orange staff. 

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