Lackawana's Wallace is already a hot prospect

A versatile offensive lineman is something all four-year schools are looking to add to their depth chart and this coming fall one prospect to keep an eye on is Lackawanna's Marquis Wallace (6-5, 302) and he's already getting a lot of attention from four-year schools...

Wallace prepped at Varina (Richmond, Va.) High School and signed with West Virginia after a solid prep career, however, he didn't have enough core credits so he had to go the JUCO route.

"I had 15.5 credits and I needed 16 so I was enrolled at West Virginia and then I had to leave," Wallace told "I originally went to Blinn, but then my mom got sick and I had to come back closer to home.

"She lives in New Jersey now, so I looked around and Lackawanna was the school that was closest to her."

As a freshman last season, Wallace played all over the Falcons' line, replacing All-American Mark Glowinski early in the year.

"I was mainly at left guard for us, but I filled in for Mark a little when he needed a rest. I also played some right tackle and right guard too," Wallace said.

On the recruiting front, Wallace has yet to earn himself an offer, but schools have come calling and he could be close to an offer from several of them.

"I've talked to a lot of schools," Wallace said. "Our coaches prefer us to not talk to a lot of them right now because they want us to focus on the right stuff and get ready for the spring ball and the season.

"I've talked the most with South Florida and West Virginia is still on me. Coach (Dave) Johnson is now at Cincinnati and he recruited me at West Virginia when he was there and I really like him a lot.

"The Texas A&M coaches talked to me a lot when I was at Blinn and I also have been talking to Illinois too."

He plans to sign with a school in December and he will have two years to play two although Wallace hopes to get his redshirt year back and plans to apply for that after he signs.

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