19 Total Quotes

Allen Wallace Quotes

I think it's case of Penn State not focusing on the right kids. You don't see them often bringing in superior skill athletes from outside the state.
Allen Wallace
#Kids

You don't see Penn State hanging on in the latter stages of these recruiting races for difference makers. People like [Michigan safety and Pennsylvania native] Marlin Jackson .
Allen Wallace
#People

They [Stoops and Carroll] have a unique ability to plan for the short term and the long term at the same time.
Allen Wallace
#Ability

A player makes a name for himself and then causes younger players to look and see what can be accomplished. The younger players start focusing on being like one of the older guys.
Allen Wallace
#Causes

I don't think people think about Zook anymore at Florida. He's just a memory there now.
Allen Wallace
#Memory

It's irresistible. You look at Matt Simms and imagine hundreds of conversations he's had with his father and brother about what to do under pressure.
Allen Wallace
#Brother

[USC and Oklahoma] have become the two most dominant schools in the eyes of the kids they're recruiting. Just as Bobby Bowden demonstrated over a long period of time, I think as long as Bob Stoops and Pete Carroll are there they will always have exceptional teams. It's a more complicated game now than it's ever been, but those two guys are at the very pinnacle of grasping all the nuances.
Allen Wallace
#Eyes

It's like going to the courthouse and picking out 50 marriage certificates and spreading them out and saying who is going to be married 40 years from now. There are so many factors that come into play. How is a player going to mature? Is he going to have a drug problem in a couple of years? There are so many ways for a kid to go sideways, and sometimes it has nothing to do with anything negative.
Allen Wallace
#Marriage

The great charm of recruiting as subject matter is that we don't know. We don't know what is going to happen.
Allen Wallace
#Charm

He was most definitely one of the guys who got the wheels going. The advantage he had was that no one else was doing it.
Allen Wallace
#Advantage

I think that's part of the charm of recruiting. You can never get enough great players. It's just another way to inflict injury on your rivals. That's why recruiting is so important to some people. You're winning two times. You're getting a player and you're taking him away from somebody else.
Allen Wallace
#Charm

It doesn't even matter if a guy is highly ranked at the end. Even if a team gets a commitment from a two- or three-star guy, that's huge news (to fans).
Allen Wallace
#Commitment

It's all about coaching. The kids hear about a team's success, the parents hear about it. They start thinking this is where the leaders are and this is where the championship experiences are.
Allen Wallace
#Kids

Despite his physical talent, if he doesn't improve, he won't be great.
Allen Wallace
#Talent

He has a great reputation as a linebacker, but I think he looks better running the ball.
Allen Wallace
#Reputation

I've seen strange things happen. For those who suggested (Florida's class) was a runaway weeks ago, it's being demonstrated by our very eyes that it's not a runaway.
Allen Wallace
#Class

There's enough talent there on defense, combined with what they have coming back on offense, to win the whole enchilada.
Allen Wallace
#Defense

It's the best Georgia class I've seen in an awfully long time. It just looks like a typical hugely ranked class looks. You see a lot of people who are ranked in the elite ranks of their position groups.
Allen Wallace
#Class

The existence of biases hurts recruiting ... intentionally overlooking some things just because you want to promote certain kids.
Allen Wallace
#Existence