Dwayne Wallace could be an immediate contender to compete for the upcoming opening at Cal starting offensive lineman. Wallace is already on campus and will be participating in spring practice to try and get himself on the depth chart as a potential starter in his first year with the Bears.
Wallace is listed as high as the No. 4 junior college offensive guard in the nation in the 2016 recruiting class according to 247Sports, 247Sports Composite and ESPN. He is also California's No. 9 player overall as well as No. 57 nationally according to 247Sports.
The scouting report from Solomon indicates that Wallace could be ready: "He has quick, chopping feet, which is arguably amongst the most valuable attributes of a good offensive lineman. He does a good job putting himself in position that most effectively uses his strength and is especially dominant when driving his feet to opening a rushing lane. What distinguishes him from the standard lineman is his strong foundation that he can set up with only a quick drop step in the pass pro. He has everything he needs to enter Cal as a contender for a starting position."
"We want to create more competition for playing time on the offensive line and we think Dwayne will come in right away and push for playing time," Dykes said. "He is a big, physical and versatile offensive lineman with a bright future who can play both guard and tackle and is going to help us get bigger up front."