Name: Aaron Wallace
Position: Outside Linebacker
Rank: 40(S) / 66(R) / 106(E)
Positional Need: 3/10
Outlook: UCLA hauled in an outstanding linebacker class last season, but Wallace is a player that many inside the program are hyped up about.
Wallace committed to UCLA in late July over Texas A&M and Washington, though he was getting interest from Stanford, USC and Cal as well.
Wallace is a good player with a solid frame, but he needs a little more nasty in him, and he worked on that last decision.
UCLA has so much young linebacker talent though – between Jordan Zumwalt and redshirt freshmen Aramide Olaniyan and Eric Kendricks, who Clark Lea raves about – that Wallace should be able to develop over time.
Immediate Impact: 1/10 – Wallace will almost certainly redshirt.
Overall Impact: 6/10 – Wallace looks like he’s about 25 pound from being an absolute beast.
“I just really like UCLA. It’s a good fit for me in terms of the education they offer and how close it is to home for my family to see me play. Playing time did play a factor, just a little bit in the decision, and I was told I’d have a good chance to play early depending on what (linebacker) Akeem Ayers (redshirt junior) does if he ends up deciding to go to the NFL. I also either want to study business or something in the medical field – or possibly even sports journalism.” – Wallace to Scout.com’s Allen Wallace in July