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Wallace nearing a decision

It's been three weeks since we've heard from offensive tackle Andrew Wallace. A lot has gone on in that time for the 6-foot-6, 258-pounder. The Charlotte (N.C.) Olympic prospect has visited five schools and is now preparing for an upcoming decision.
"Two weeks ago I took campus tours of five schools," he said. "The first day I went to Maryland followed by trips to Virginia Tech, NC State, North Carolina and then to Tennessee.
"They were all pretty nice. I had my top schools NC State and Tennessee coming into the visits and they are still the two ones for me right now."
What stood out about the Volunteers and Wolfpack to the three-star prospect?
"I really liked how the coaches treated you at those schools," he said. "NC State gave me a tour and it was real nice. I checked out the facilities and it was great talking to all the coaches. I even got to talk to coach O'Brien.
"At Tennessee, I talked to coach Fulmer who came from vacation to meet with me. He and coach O'Brien from State said the same things, telling me about what's going on at their schools and asking me questions. They just got to know me better. Of course the stadium at Tennessee stood out and it was just a nice visit."
Did any of the other three visits he went on stand out either?
"UNC and Virginia Tech were nice," he said. "I liked coach Sherman at Tech. He showed me around. UNC showed me around too."
Following the visits, Wallace now is preparing for a decision.
"I want to get it out of the way, probably in another month or so," he stated. "I think I want to get it done before the season starts. Our first game is on August 17th."
Obviously North Carolina State and Tennessee appear to be the teams to beat. What will make the No. 40 offensive tackle in the country be able to decide between the two?
"Both of them are pretty good," he said. "I've just got to sit down with my parents and talk about it to see who I'm more comfortable with and then go from there. I still may take a couple more visits before I decide, but nothing is planned right now."
In the meantime, Wallace will be busy working out with his team.
"We've just started mini-camp this week and I'm doing that," he said. "I actually am making a move to offensive guard since we're short on linemen. So far I'm adjusting well to the change. I'll do whatever I can for the team."