The Rivals 100 list was just released last week and one of the top cornerbacks in the country is Pomfret (Md.) McDonough's A.J. Wallace.
"I'm happy about the ranking, I guess I just have to work harder to get higher ranked," he said. "I'm very happy to be a top cornerback this year and I've got to work harder to get the No. 1 spot, but I'm honored to be up there."
The 6-foot-1, 195-pounder with 4.4-second speed is up to 35 offers. He received his most recent one in the last couple of weeks from Florida State.
"I was surprised to get it," he said. "I'm looking at them and they have a lot of open spots. The coach told me that I have a good opportunity to play early, so that's a good plan there. It's a big positive and really impressive when I know that I can come down there and play as a freshman and make my mark."
The evaluation period just finished up for the cornerback.
"A lot of schools stopped by and it was overwhelming, but I got used to it after awhile," he said. "It was nice to see some of the head coaches come from Tennessee, Florida, Connecticut, Virginia and Maryland. Everyone basically told me the same thing though."
This summer the prospect intends to narrow his list to approximately 10 schools by the start of football season.
"I think I'm going to take an unofficial to Florida later in June and camp at Michigan also," he said. "I might try to hit LSU and Georgia to see how that goes too.
"I'm basically going to be looking to see the facilities at each school and how everything is down there. I want to meet some of the coaches and get a chance to talk to some of the players and see how they like the school."
What does the cornerback think of the local schools?
"Maryland is a good school and they are right around the corner from me. I'm only about 30 minutes away from them and that's nice," he said. "I had a chance to go down to Virginia and Al Groh is a really cool guy. They are also not too far away either. Virginia Tech is also a nice school and I got a chance to watch one of their practices and it was high-paced. I like both of the Virginia schools a lot."
After being named all-conference and honorable mention all-metro, what is Wallace looking to improve on for his senior year?
"I just want to get bigger, faster and learn as much as I can at my position," he said. "Most schools are looking at me for both ways and I'm preparing for that, I just don't know how hard it'll be on me because the pace in college is a lot different from high school."
Currently, the defensive back is looking to decide sometime close to Signing Day.
"It'll probably be after the season and it might be close to Signing Day," he said. "I don't really have a plan on it going that far."
Wallace compiled over 1,500 yards of offense, 26 total touchdowns, 68 tackles, one sack, two interceptions and 10 passes broken up.