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The Ducks announced via twitter Friday night that linebacker Anthony Wallace has decided to transfer from the football program. No reason or potential transfer destination were given for the Dallas native.
“We wish Anthony the best in his future endeavors and will attempt to assist him wherever he decides to pursue his education and football career,” Kelly said in a statement.
Wallace played in 15 games the past two seasons since coming to the Ducks as a four-star member of their 2011 recruiting class. The sophomore was rated by Rivals as the No. 6 inside linebacker in the that class.
Lets hope Kish is on this kid.. but Im sure he is slow playing him.
This post was edited by James Hale 15 months ago
I'm hell when I'm well.. And, I am never sick!
First off he has to redshirt.
So he only has two years left. Shannon will also be a junior at that time.
Taking Wallace might not make any roster sense.
Finally, there's the off the field component.
Good job on the jab at the end. Does everything have to be negative??
Seif, he must be an expert with inside info. bahahahaha
Yes, that's what this board is all about. If KMF says that he is "sure" that Kish is "slow playing him" , then I'm sure he must have inside information to confirm that information. Why else would he say that he is "sure"?
Pretty sure we recruited him out of high school. Might have a chance. He must contact us FIRST!
Shannon can play more than one position... Wallace could provide some good depth as well..... Not like we have many other ILB's???
Just curious...what constitutes "slow playing"? 3rd grad offer? Jr. High? Junior year? If you aren't the first to offer have you slow played it? Is offering AFTER your rival does slow playing? Offering later than the player THINKS they should be offered? Offering later than someone on a board thinks you should? A number of posters are obsessed with calling out the coaches for slow playing kids, so what do they even mean? Do they even know what they mean?
A lot of these posters are self proclaimed experts. You see, they believe they can run the Sooner program better from their computer in "mom's" basement based upon the info they read on "the boards" and twitter. Based on this, they are certain that they could make much better decisions in every aspect than our coaching staff. You see, they know better!
We did. It was during that whole will lyles scandal that Oregon had and I do believe his name was mentioned as being a client of Mr. Lyles that eventually turned him on to Oregon
Not sure we would want him honestly. IMO
Again, it's more to do with the fact that they would both be redshirt juniors. Tell me Wallace could be eligible immediately via
NCAA waiver since he's moving closer to home.
And maybe my opinion changes a little
I think we backed off Wallace because of his lack of speed. It seems he was one of our top recruits for awhile. Looks like he will end up elsewhere anyway.
waiver of the transfer rule is not automatic so I think we can expect he would have to lay out a year; good high school player as I recall; would be nice to get a Skyline kid (even if a circuitous route); not aware of off-the field issues alluded to earlier (if more than a rumor let us know); lb appears to be an area of need so I think we should pursue
Pike, that's how I remember it, too. BV had been working on Wallace since his sophomore year, and appeared to have us in the driver's seat, then the Ducks suddenly emerged in the picture and landed him seemingly out of the blue. Lyles's influence appeared to have played a role. The players that work with "street agents" make me nervous. I'd tread carefully before jumping on a player with those sorts of ties.
Here's his Oregon commitment list profile:
Bulletproof on paper, but Oregon insists on a lot of speed. Nor do I know why Arthur Brown failed to thrive in Miami but starred back home at K-State.
Bulletproof on paper, but there's more than paper now. Who knows why players fail to advance? Wallace played at Dallas Skyline.
Here's a player you saw in high school. Consider his HS and college careers.
We need all the LB help we can get.
Boomer Sooner! #1
I remember both OU and Texas started backing off of players with anything to do with Willie Lyles.
LSU also delt with Lyles, paid him too!
This post was edited by Mysterio1 15 months ago
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