With the incoming departure of offensive linemen such as Jordan Rigsbee and Brian Farley, Coach Dykes looked to the Junior College ranks to pick up yet another key commit in Dwayne Wallace. Wallace, who currently plays for Riverside Community College, committed to Cal just five days after his official visit. Wallace joins Rusty Becker, AJ McCollum, and Marloshawn Franklin as current Cal commits from Junior College, and also joins McCollum, Jake Curhan, Francisco Perez, Daniel Juarez and Gentle Williams among our offensive line commits.
Rated number seven among JuCO guards, Wallace figures to jump into the mix for playing time as soon as he gets to campus. Wallace also had offers from SDSU, Texas Tech, Washington State, Louisville, Fresno, and Arkansas, so Cal beat out some tough competition for Wallace's services.
Wallace possesses good size at 6-4, 350 pounds, and should have a college-ready frame after playing in community college. Cal's offensive line has been questionable in its ability to pass protect for Jared Goff, and it won't get any easier for them with the likely departure of Jared Goff, whose ability to get rid of the ball quickly saved himself from getting sacked on many occasions (see: game vs ASU). Given that Cal is more than likely to be grooming a new quarterback in the Tony Franklin System, it is vital that the offensive line can effectively pass protect. Wallace should figure into that equation with his experience at the Guard position. and could help the Cal offensive line immensely. Dykes has found a few gems out of the JuCO ranks, and hopefully he has struck gold once again.
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