Joe Wallace, a senior midfielder at Upper Arlington (Upper Arlington, Ohio) has verbally committed to play men’s lacrosse for Denison University.
ESPNHS: What other school’s did you consider?
JW: “I considered Salisbury and Ohio Wesleyan before finally choosing Denison which is funny because OWU and Denison are bitter rivals.”
EHS: What made Denison such an attractive choice?
JW: “What attracted me to Denison was not only Coach Caravana and the solid program he continues to crank out every year, but also I want to study Communications and Denison has a stellar program with one of the top college radio stations in the country as well as opportunities for internships such as one every year to ESPN.”
EHS: What surprised you about the recruiting process?
JW: “What surprised me about the process was how committed I needed to be to the process and how much work I needed to do in order to find out what would fit for me academically and athletically.”
EHS: What was the most important question you asked college coaches during the process?
JW: “Some of the most important questions I asked were, where do I stand on your list of recruits? And, How would I do at your school academically, especially studying what I want to study?”
EHS: What one piece of advice would you give to other players who are just starting on the recruiting process?
JW: “One thing I would tell future players that are in, or about to be in the recruiting process is to always know that it is never too late to get on a coaches radar, to never count yourself out and keep peppering colleges with tapes and emails and calls. Eventually they will respond.”
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