The Latest on Eric Wallace

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It was just a few weeks ago that Eric Wallace , a prized 6-6, 210-pound small forward recruit, de-committed from the University of Virginia. Earlier today, TheSabre.com caught up with Hargrave Military Academy Head Coach Kevin Keatts to discuss Wallace’s current situation and whether or not UVa remained in the race.

“UVa is still heavily involved,” Keatts said. “More and more people are starting to call everyday. Ohio State and a few others called this week. Virginia, to me, is still at the top of his list. I think he’s going to take a visit there. He doesn’t have one set right now, but I think it may come in the next few weeks.”

While it was obviously not an ideal scenario, Coach Leitao and Coach Lanier have accepted Wallace’s decision and certainly remain very interested.

“They’ve been great,” Keatts said of UVa Head Coach Dave Leitao. “They certainly understand that Eric Wallace is a young man and that sometimes young men can change their minds on a situation. Coach Leitao has been great and has continued to recruit the kid.”

Why did Wallace de-commit from Virginia?

“I just think he wanted to make sure he was making the right decision,” Keatts said. “He just wanted to make sure it is the right place for him. Hopefully, he’ll come back to why he chose Virginia in the first place.”

At this point, Keatts says Wallace is “just waiting to see what happens with other schools. He’s feeling the whole process out again.”

Whether the talented prospect signs next month or in the spring is something that has not yet been resolved.

“That’s up in the air,” Keatts said. “I would say yes, but I don’t want to say anything that is untrue. I really don’t know right now.”

Stay tuned, as we will follow up with Wallace’s situation in the next few weeks. The UVa staff is hoping to bring him in on an official visit and, ideally, bring Wallace back in the fold.

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