Though the 6-foot-2, 310-pound defensive tackle from Louisiana Class 4A state champ Monroe Neville got lost outside of Fort Worth, he eventually found his way out west to Lubbock and the buffet table. In fact, Wallace said all the good food he ate on the trip was one of his favorite parts of the whole experience.
"I liked everything, especially the food," Wallace said Sunday while travelling back home with his family. "I ate everything that they had, I ate it all. I ate as much as I could. Probably the steak and the pizza (were my favorite)."
Wallace also spoke with the coaches about his possible role on the team as defensive line coach Mike Smith explained what they expect from nose guards, Wallace's likely position.
"I talked to him a lot. He's real cool and down to earth," Wallace said.
The three-star prospect, who committed to the Red Raiders also said he spoke with head coach Kliff Kingsbury.
"It was good, he just said he's expecting a lot out of me," Wallace said. "He told me I'm already on the depth chart and I can come in and take somebody's spot if I work hard and stuff like that."
Wallace said he was also really impressed with Lubbock and the campus.
"The people are my kind of people, they really root behind the football team," Wallace said. "I loved all the facilities, everything was cool. I just can't wait to see the new stuff they have going on."
Wallace added Tech coaches and support staff broke down some of the new additions coming to the program, including a new indoor practice facility.
Another big hit was the uniform designs and Wallace said he especially liked all the chrome styles.
Wallace added that his parents "loved" the campus and program.
Last, but not least he said he had a blast getting to know the other commits on the trip and said he spent the most time with Madison Akamnonu, Breiden Fehoko and D'Vonta Hinton. Fehoko and his older brothers, Sam and V.J., who both played for Tech in prior seasons, made a huge impression on him.
"Breiden was just telling me how he can see himself playing next to me next year. He was cool," Wallace said. "I spoke with his older brothers too. They were cool."
Wallace is ranked by Scout as the No. 47 defensive tackle in the nation, 15th in the south region and second in Louisiana.
Man one of the best people I have ever met in my life I tel you school dude him and his brothers are @Fehoko_Era— Courtney Wallace Jr (@tale_nted_) January 25, 2015