Greenbelt (Md.) Eleanor Roosevelt defensive end Dalonte Wallace took an official visit over the weekend. The trip would be the 6-foot-0, 200-pounder's last as he made a commitment.
"I committed to Buffalo on my visit yesterday," he said. "I talked to Coach Williams and he was surprised. He had been recruiting me since my junior year. I was their No. 1 guy on the board and he didn't expect me to commit on the visit.
"I made the decision because of the opportunity I have. It's a program on the rise and Coach Gill really is turning that program around. I think I can contribute early as a true freshman and have a chance to make a difference."
Was there something about the visit that made the two-star prospect commit?
"Before I came on the visit I was really high on Buffalo," he said. "All of my expectations were exceeded and it was a no brainer for me. There was no reason to wait."
Wallace is expected to make the move to linebacker once he arrives at Buffalo this fall.
"They see me as a sam or will linebacker with my ability to blitz," he said. "They think I can contribute early since they have three senior linebackers."
Wallace added a final thought.
"It was a long process and I'm confidence in my decision. I think it's the greatest decision for me and my family. I can't wait to get up there this summer and help them win a MAC championship."