Top Target Wallace Visits UVa

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Clemson, Florida, North Carolina, N.C. State, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest are among the schools that have offered Glenn High School (Kernersville, N.C.) star Eric Wallace . Recruiting is heating up for the 6-7, 200-pound shooting guard/small forward, who hopes to have a decision by the beginning of his senior season.

< ?php include(getenv("DOCUMENT_ROOT") . "/sabreincludes/realMedia/box.html"); ?>“I talked about this with my parents and my AAU coach and the rest of the people in my tight circle,” Wallace said. “I decided it would be best to know where I was going to college before my senior season. I’m in the midst right now of figuring out which schools I want to take a serious look at.”

Basketball will not be the only factor in Wallace’s decision. In fact, it won’t be the primary factor for a student-athlete who wants to major in either Architecture or Business.

“The first thing for me is definitely finding an academically strong school,” Wallace replied when asked which factors will go into his school selection. “I want to go to a place with a good education. Once the ball stops bouncing, I want to be able to do something. Another factor is for the coaches to be tight and to be able to make me better. And of course I want there to be good athletic programs.”

Wallace, who is unsure as to where his next visit will be, has taken two unofficial visits to the University of Virginia. He attended the Wake Forest game last month and headed to the Maryland game this past weekend.

While there is no favorite right now and Wallace has yet to narrow his list of schools, the Cavaliers have done well for themselves in recent weeks.

“It’s a great academic situation,” Wallace said of Virginia. “Virginia is one of the top schools in academics no
matter what field you want to be in. Coach Leitao and coach Lanier are doing a good job recruiting me. They’ve been coming on strong recently and I’ve gotten to know them really well. It’s a good situation.”

Whichever programs lands Wallace, it will be getting a quality person on and off the court who has been an exemplary student-athlete at Glenn High School.

“Most importantly, he’s a great kid,” Glenn head coach