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February 12, 2009 at 7:23 PM

More on Wallace

As mentioned earlier today, the Huskies also got a commitment today from Jordan Wallace, a linebacker from Sacramento and the younger brother of former Husky and Seahawk C.J. Wallace.
Here’s a story for tomorrow’s paper on the commitment of Wallace and Sione Potoae.
I talked with Wallace’s coach, Mike Alberghini, who explained a little of why Wallace was still unsigned, and you can find that in the linked story (an injury as a junior being a big part of it).
He insisted several times that he thinks Wallace is worthy of a Pac-10 scholarship but just got overlooked this year.
“It’s a little bit mind-boggling,” he said.
He said UW defensive coordinator Nick Holt happened to catch the Grant Union-Long Beach Poly state title game, which capped an undefeated season for Grant, and after that asked for more film and info on Wallace, which began UW’s recruitment of him.
Alberghini said Wallace was a rover back type player who would serve as a rush linebacker in the team’s regular defense and then would drop back in coverage as a nickel back in passing downs.
Asked for a comparison with C.J. Wallace, the coach said: “They are a little bit different, but both are really good athletes. In the system we had, C.J. stuck out a little bit more. We had a good team that year but he was really a standout player.” Due to the strength of the team this year he said it was harder for Jordan to stand out as much.
Still, he had 125 tackles and three sacks this season and was drawing increasing interest in the last few weeks.
“People didn’t know about him at the beginning but as the year went on he played extremely well for us,” he said.

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