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Arkansas Lands Top100 OT Wallace

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – St. Louis (Mo.) Christian Brothers College Top100 offensive tackle Brian Wallace thought he knew where he was going to college upon his Sunday arrival to the Lone Star State for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, however he instead announced a top two of Alabama and Arkansas.

On Saturday, there was one school left standing.

In front of a national television audience on NBC, the 6-foot-6, 305-pound Wallace let it be known he was a Razorback, becoming the 20th commit for Arkansas in the class-of-2014. His father Brian Sr. told 247Sports the news on Thursday evening.

With that being said, Wallace said he was still pondering it as late as last night.

"I even thought about it before I went to sleep," Wallace said.

"I just had to think about which one felt good to me, which one I felt I needed to go to. I just followed my heart. Arkansas felt like home to me."

Ranked as the nation’s No. 5 offensive tackle by 247Sports, Wallace also took official visits to Iowa and Missouri.

Wallace joins fellow U.S. Army All-American defensive tackle Bijhon Jackson as part of Arkansas’s recruiting class. His prep teammate in defensive tackle Armon Watts is also headed to Fayetteville.

"Just the people, just the program in general, the coaches they were sincere," Wallace said. "I just felt I could fit in, I just liked what I saw, plus I have family in Arkansas, that’s another good thing."

Wallace is equally excited about having the recruiting process over with.

“It feels great," he said. "It feels like I have a lot of weight off my shoulders."

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