Rivals100 cornerback A.J. Wallace out of Pomfret (Md.) McDonough took his first official visit of the season to Ohio State last weekend to witness the clash of No. 2 Texas vs. No. 4 Ohio State. What did the 6-foot-1, 195-pounder think of his trip and the game?
"The visit was probably a 10, it was a great visit and nothing went wrong, they are probably my leader coming out of it," he said. "I got there on Saturday at 7:30 in the morning and had breakfast with the team and talked to the players. After that we went to player meetings and at around 2 or 3 we came back for lunch. Then we headed off to the game.
"The game was really good, I liked it a lot. The crowd got into it and they have good support there. I liked how the team kept their composure and intensity throughout the game."
During his visit Wallace was able to talk to coaches and players.
"I was hosted by Malcolm Jenkins, he was really cool and down to earth. He's a freshman and that allowed me a chance to see the freshman dorms," he said. "We got to talk to Ted Ginn Jr., Maurice Wells, Jamario O'Neal, Dionte Johnson and Donte Whitner. I really liked talking to Malcolm and Maurice, Maurice is the funniest guy I got to talk to and Ted is cool too.
"I got to talk with coach Fickell and Jim Tressell the most of the coaches. They were telling me how their corners are cramping up and it would be good to have more. They also said they'd want me to come in earlier in the summer so that I can compete for a starting job. I was excited to hear that because if I can start somewhere like Ohio State as a true freshman that's really good."
The No. 3 cornerback in the country, and the No. 61 player in the Rivals100, next heads to Florida State for an official on September 30th.
"I'm going to look for the same thing there that I did at Ohio State," he said. "I want to meet the academic staff, see a good game and just have a good time. I also would like to bond with the players and get along with them. From the coaches, I want to see what they have planned for me if I go there. I don't want them just wanting to get me so I'm on their roster."
The only other visit Wallace has scheduled is to Nebraska on October 28th. Who else is the four-star prospect considering for officials?
"I'm still looking at LSU, Oklahoma, Florida and Miami," he said. "I know coach Gonzalez at Florida has talked about something."
The No. 61 player in the country kicked off his senior high school football season last week.
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