Martin Wallace is still looking for his first scholarship offer and may find it as he is about to…
Wallace Visits Four
Martin Wallace, a 6-foot-5.5, 290-pound offensive tackle for the Harlem Hellfighters is currently hearing from many Ivy League programs, Army, Louisville, Purdue, Temple, Rutgers, Boston College, Alabama and Georgia. Recently he was able to take a road trip and get to know a few of the programs up close which he filled us in on. "I've been to Rutgers three times recently," Wallace stated. "The first time I went for a tour of the facilities, where my father and I had an opportunity to speak with Coach Joe Susan and Coach Kyle Flood. They invited me back for a spring practice which I attended and during warm-ups Coach Greg Schiano came over and asked why I wasn't in pads. I told him they wouldn't let me suit up and he gave me a knock in the chest which I thought was awesome. We went back for the spring game and I got a chance to see the weight room which was amazing. All of the equipment was state of the art. They had a hitting dummy that measured the force you hit it with, high tech training equipment, just the works at Rutgers." "When I went to Boston College I had the opportunity to sit down and talk with one of the coaches for about 20 minutes which was really nice," Wallace said. "He was a Red Sox fan and I'm a Yankees fan, so we had that to talk about and he told me he was impressed with me on and off the field. We spent time going through some situational questions and how I handle them on the field and then toured the facilities which were really nice." "My father and I got into Alabama about an hour early, so we took a tour of the facilities and then me with my recruiting coordinator so I could give him my film and transcripts. I was able to speak with many of the coaches there and we talked about all the sports I participate in. Their facilities were very impressive as they had three outdoor practice fields and an indoor field. The weight room was full of unique equipment and was absolutely amazing." "Our trip to Georgia was definitely the best time I had," Wallace explained. "After three tours I knew what to expect, but I was still blown away by what Georgia had to offer. We went around and checked out their Hall of Fame which was educational as I never knew who Herschel Walker was. I met with Coach Rodney Garner who took me to the weight room to introduce me to the strength and conditioning coach. We sat there and watched the offensive line lift for about 15 minutes while they told me about their conditioning program. They spend a lot of time focusing on the shoulders when lifting which was a lot different then what I've seen elsewhere. At that point I met with Coach Stacey Searels who was all excited to meet me because he played with my offensive line coach Courtney Hall for the San Diego Chargers back in the day. He grabbed my film and said we'd just go watch it while I was there and he had some good feedback for me. Then he told me to stop back in thirty minutes for an offensive line meeting, so my dad and I went and grabbed some food and came back. I started picking up on their terminology pretty quickly and really like the way their line works as a collective unit. Then we spoke a bit about me individually and he said I'd have a pretty good shot at being recruited by them as he wanted to bring in a few extra offensive linemen in this class." As mentioned, Wallace is being recruited by a number of different schools and will be given the rest of his interest letters on Thursday by his head coach where plenty more opportunities are sure to come up. He has yet to pick up his first offer, but in time that should not be a problem for this mammoth New Yorker.
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