2019 OL Wallace Hoping To Return To ND

May 25, 2017
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Caedan Wallace loved his visit to South Bend for Notre Dame’s home game against Virginia Tech last November and the 2019 New Jersey offensive lineman says communication between him and the Irish has ramped up recently.

“I’ve talked to them lately actually,” the 6-foot-6, 300-pounder from The Hun School says.

The Irish are working to get Wallace back to campus next month.

“They wanted me to come out to their camp over the summer so I can get a better experience of the school and meet the offensive line coach,” he says.

“I still have to talk to my parents about it and we’ll decide.”

If Wallace does make it back for a camp session in June, it would give him a chance to get a more in-depth look at the school.

“Probably just the whole campus without the whole gameday preparation stuff, just to see how the campus really is with less people,” he explains. “I definitely want to get more of an experience with the athletic centers and stuff like that, where I’ll be spending most of my time.”

It would also offer him the opportunity to show the Notre Dame staff why schools like Penn State, Rutgers, Oklahoma, Maryland, Virginia and Virginia Tech have already extended offers.

“I think I’d be able to show them my physicality and the great footwork I have,” he says. “I think those are two of my assets that sets me apart from the other guys in my class; just footwork and the ability to really take somebody down.”

Wallace, who has made recent visits to Penn State and Rutgers, describes all of the early attention and offers as “humbling.”

“I take it day by day,” he adds. “I still go out there and work out to the best of my abilities. I don’t let the hype and whatever get to me. I just stay focused on what I have to do.”

Even though Notre Dame hasn’t offered, it’s still a school that has his attention.

“Just the tradition, great academics, great football,” he explains why. “It’s just a great school in general.”

He points to a pair of schools among those who have offered who seriously have his attention.

“Definitely Penn State and Oklahoma,” he says. “Penn State because it’s close to home and I’ve been out there a few times. I know the program and it’s a great program.

“Oklahoma, I got that offer and looked into their program more. Their football facilities are awesome, they have great academics and they’re ranked number four in the nation right now.”


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