5-star linebacker Anthony Wallace hopes to cap off his successful high school career by winning a state championship this season. The road starts this week for the 6-foot, 220-pound defender when the Raiders face Garland. Wallace plans on using his leadership skills to help lead his team to a big win.
“As a leader on the Skyline team I think I have to become a little more vocal and stress to the younger players that it’s the little things that get you beat in the playoffs, so there’s no room for mistakes,” said Wallace.
Wallace hopes to have success this week by playing simple and relying on his strengths as a linebacker.
“Against Garland I’m going to go back to what I know best, which is being physical. Garland is a running team and I am a run stopper.”
Wallace previously took official visits to Oregon and USC. The Ducks are currently the leader for his services but he plans to take his three remaining visits before he makes a final decision.
“Right now Oregon is on top because of their sports marketing and business school, but I’m still going to check out Oklahoma, Ohio State and Arkansas on visits before a make a final decision.”
Despite recently taking visits to Southern California and Oregon, Wallace says his recruitment is currently on the back burner until his senior season is over.
“I’m not going to take any more visits until my senior season is over. Right now I’m focusing on trying to get to a state championship. I think we have the team to win it all but it all comes down to who makes the least mistakes.”
Skyline holds an 8-2 record going into the playoffs. They face Garland this Friday in the opening round of the playoffs.