Nebraska Football: CB recruit Tony Wallace could help right away

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Nebraska football got a visit today from cornerback recruit Tony Wallace, a player that could help the Huskers right away if he commits.

Nebraska football and its coaching staff are busy on the recruiting trail as the Huskers try to close strong with the early signing period approaching.

While Scott Frost and other coaches have visited places such as Kentucky, Georgia, Kansas, California and Arizona this week, Nebraska football also has players coming to Lincoln to check things out and one of those guys is cornerback Tony Wallace.

Wallace is a 6-foot, 180-pound junior college corner that played last season at Independence Community College. He had an offer from Nebraska out of high school, yet stuck with Arizona but left the program prior to the 2018 season.

Now, Wallace has re-emerged as a recruiting target for FBS teams and up to this point, he has offers from Nebraska and Minnesota. He also announced on Twitter Thursday that he would be in Lincoln for an official visit Friday.

If the visit goes well and Nebraska football is able to get a commitment from Wallace, it will be a nice get for the Huskers. For one, they will add another athletic defensive back with good size, but also, they add a kid who has the ability to compete for playing time right away.

Last season, Wallace was expected to be a strong contributor for Arizona and some predicted that he may even start for the Wildcats. He made this list here of the five breakout candidates for last season, which was put together by a local news outlet.

Of course, then he left the program, most likely due to grades. Now, he has re-surfaced and if Nebraska can get him on the team and eligible, it could be a windfall. The kid is a complete corner with good coverage skills and in a secondary, that was 10th in passing yards allowed in the Big Ten, that wouldn’t be a bad thing at all.

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As with all recruits, stay tuned. But Wallace is yet another JUCO target that could help the Blackshirts be a better defense next season.