June 7, 2010
Wallace Jr. is the talk of the camp
Texas A&M's first summer one-day camp brought out some of the best players in the state, but the talk of the day was centered on the performance of California's Aaron Wallace Jr.. The 6-foot-4, 208-pound linebacker showed why he received an offer from the Aggies a month ago, running a 4.54 40-yard dash, a 4.06 shuttle and a 44-inch vertical.
After the camp Wallace Jr., son of former Wrecking Crew member Aaron Wallace Sr., sat down for another conversation with A&M head coach Mike Sherman.
"It was good," Wallace Jr. said. "It was short because we talked yesterday. He was just asking how everything went and if I had any questions."
Committing was again a possibility for the Rancho Bernardo High School product. But in the end Wallace Jr. walked away without committing to A&M, which is not to say it isn't coming soon.
"We talked about it a little bit," he said. "Me and my family decided we would wait at least a few more days and talk it over. I think it could happen pretty soon. In the next few days and weeks I feel the same way I do right now about A&M, then I probably will."
There were a couple players in Wallace's ear, but none more then A&M commit Jonathon Henderson of Leander. Even the moms were talking, with Henderson's mother promising to cook for Wallace whenever his mother could not make it to College Station from San Diego.
"I did get to talk to Johnathon Henderson," Wallace Jr. said. "I asked him what he thought about A&M and why he committed and stuff. He told me at A&M they focus on not only being a good football player but also being a good person and a good student. It definitely helped. He is basically in the same situation that I am and it was nice hearing his thoughts and comparing them to my own."
Although Wallace Jr. did not commit on his second trip to Aggieland, he was not as certain he was taking visits to other schools as he had been prior to the visit. A&M stands alone as the leader and could pick up their eighth commitment as early as this week.
"I really like it there," Wallace Jr. said of A&M. "It seems like the coaches really care about the players. It seems like a good place to focus and get your schoolwork done."
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