Four-star offensive tackler Brian Wallace (Saint Louis, MO Christian Brothers College) has committed to the Arkansas Razorbacks, making the announcement at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Saturday afternoon.
Woo Pig Sooie! Great day to be a Razorback! #WPS #1-0!
— Bret Bielema (@BretBielema) January 4, 2014
The 6-6, 305-pound tackle picked the Hogs over the Alabama Crimson Tide, so this is a coup for Bret Bielema and his staff which includes primary recruiter Sam Pittman and secondary recruiter Jim Chaney. Wallace is the No. 118 player overall according to the 247Sports composite rankings and the No. 14 offensive tackle.
— JC Shurburtt (@jcshurburtt) January 4, 2014
Wallace took his official visit to Arkansas the weekend of Dec. 6 just days after Pittman was in the Wallace home for an in-home visit.
Bielema winning this battle against Alabama is an encouraging sign for Arkansas moving forward after a disappointing first season in Fayetteville for Bielema who lost nine straight after a 3-0 start and did not win an SEC game.
Players like Wallace will help to ensure that the future will be much brighter. He will be blocking for the SEC’s freshman of the year Alex Collins.