Virginia has found their running back of the future, a bruising tailback out of Fredericksburg (Va.) Chancellor. The 6-foot-1, 231-pounder committed to the Cavaliers this evening over offers from Penn State, North Carolina State and Maryland.
"I verbally committed to Virginia around seven tonight," running back Dominique Wallace said. "I called Coach Bernstein and then he told me to call Al Groh.
"Coach Groh was real excited just like any coach would be. It seemed like they were really waiting for this and hoping for it to happen. I went there yesterday and told them I was 90% sure I was going to go there. I went to school today and talked to my coaches and met with my father, mother and brother and made my decision on the place that was best for me."
Wallace went on to discuss what made him pick Virginia.
"A lot of things actually made me decide," he said. "It was their academics; everyone knows that they are the best, along with the athletics, location and facilities. Of course the atmosphere and campus are crazy. I love that campus.
"The coaches really made me feel part of the family already, especially Coach Poindexter. I'm really excited right now."
Wallace will be a tailback in the Wahoos offense.
"They expect me to be running the ball," he said. "I'm 6-foot, 225-pounds and run a 4.48. I'm big as crap and have the speed to back it up. I'm not going anywhere to sit on the bench. I may not start, but I have the ability to do something."
In the end it was an easy decision for Wallace.
"I've been to Penn State and Maryland," he said. "I had never been to NC State, but nothing compares to Virginia in my opinion. They have everything I could want in a college."