Recruiting update: Anthony Wallace

LonghornDigest caught up with Dallas (TX) 5-star linebacker Anthony Wallace to get the latest on his recruitment and his unofficial visit to the sunshine state this weekend. Come inside for the latest scoop!

Dallas (TX) Skyline linebacker Anthony Wallace is one of the final prospects that the Longhorns are trying to secure to help round out their 2011 recruiting class. The 6-foot-2, 225-pound 5-star defender holds offers from virtually every major program in the country and has claimed to have no favorites for some time.

This weekend Wallace will be heading to the sunshine state to check out the Miami Hurricanes on an un-official visit.

"I'm heading down to Miami today to visit UM. I've always liked their tradition and the fact that they put a lot of linebackers in the NFL," said Wallace.

The blue-chip linebacker plans on watching the Hurricanes practice tomorrow as well as checking out their campus and facilities.

Although Wallace has claimed to have no favorites for some time, he admitted that there are currently five programs that stand out to him.

"Right now I'd say my top schools are (in no particular order) Oklahoma, Miami, Oregon, Texas and Arkansas."

The Longhorns coaching staff has made it a priority to try and add Wallace to their commitment list, but they may be fighting an uphill battle. Sources close to Wallace indicate that he likes the Longhorns, but he may be shying away from them due to depth chart concerns. Texas already holds three commitments at the linebacker position, including 5-star Daingerfield middle linebacker Steve Edmond.

The Oklahoma Sooners are believed to have a slight edge at this point in Wallace's recruitment. He took a visit to Norman earlier this year and reportedly bonded very well with the players and coaching staff.

"Oklahoma runs the same defense I run now in high school. There are a couple of guys from Skyline on the team up there and I really like the tradition that they have at the linebacker position."

Wallace plans on taking all of his official visits and will likely take trips to each of the schools in his top-5. As far as making a final decision, he indicated that he might end his recruitment within the next few months.

"I think I might commit by the middle to the end of my senior season. It depends on how things go. I want to find a school where I get the feeling that this is where I belong. Early playing time is also really important to me."

Wallace registered 90 tackles during his junior season and is the number six-ranked linebacker in the nation according to He reports a 3.5 GPA and is on track to qualify.

Stick with LonghornDigest for updates on Wallace's recruitment.

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