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Ducks lose former four-star LB to transfer

Anthony Wallace

Chip Kelly decided to return to Oregon after a brief flirtation with the NFL, but one of his players has decided to not return the favor.

The Ducks announced via twitter Friday night that linebacker Anthony Wallace has decided to transfer from the football program.  No reason or potential transfer destination were given for the Dallas native.

“We wish Anthony the best in his future endeavors and will attempt to assist him wherever he decides to pursue his education and football career,” Kelly said in a statement.

Wallace played in 15 games the past two seasons since coming to the Ducks as a four-star member of their 2011 recruiting class.  The sophomore was rated by Rivals as the No. 6 inside linebacker in the that class.

With starting middle linebacker Kiko Alonso departing the program due to expired eligibility, Wallace would’ve been in line to at least compete for a starting job beginning in the spring.

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5 Responses to “Ducks lose former four-star LB to transfer”
  1. kozbee says: Jan 12, 2013 11:31 AM

    Seen this happen alot among the top teams in college with teams already with a stable of great players and a player wanting to get playing time in but cant.These top teams are using the best players they have to win and those players wanting more playing time just arent going to get the chance unless a player goes down or goes to the draft.Kids need to think about playing time before they sign,will they get to play and if not go where they can compete and get the chance to play.Players that get to hoist the crystal ball `did they get any playing time in,some do and some dont.

  2. eaglesooneru2 says: Jan 12, 2013 11:51 AM

    He’s transferring to Oklahoma per a source

  3. deucez2 says: Jan 12, 2013 12:11 PM

    He is another highly recruited Texas kid (Seastrunk being the other) that was delivered to Oregon by Willie Lyles (street agent) that is now realizing Oregon wasn’t what he was sold.

  4. hardballtalkusername says: Jan 12, 2013 1:19 PM

    Odd he would choose to transfer since both Alonso and Clay are leaving. Best of luck to him.

  5. eidolon21 says: Jan 12, 2013 1:37 PM

    playing time is the key These kids all think they will start right away, play two or three years go pro sign for big money! They are sold a lie by big time coaches like….fill in the blank

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