CHRIS TUCCI/UMASS ATHLETICS
According to Matt Zenitz of On3 Sports, UMass senior cornerback Josh Wallace is entering the transfer portal.
UMass All-Independent cornerback Josh Wallace has entered the transfer portal, @on3sports has learned.
The 6-foot, 190-pound Maryland native is a four-year starter and a two-time captain. Posted 41 tackles and two interceptions last season.https://t.co/xPvSSvyP0w
— Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) May 25, 2023
Wallace was a defensive captain and four year starter for the Minutemen. He has been one of the best players in the program since arriving on campus and the leader of a talented secondary. A secondary that is widely considered to be the strength of the team.
Wallace finished last season with 40 tackles and two interceptions. He has already graduated from UMass and has one year of eligibility left so he decided to enter the portal with the hope of playing at a Power 5 school.
The 6-0 190 pound Wallace has the size and the physicality necessary to play boundary corner. Wallace only has three career interceptions but he has been terrific in run support racking up 137 career tackles for the Minutemen.
With Wallace’s departure, Jordan Mahoney will now take over as the leader of the secondary along with safety Te’Rai Powell. The Minutemen have depth in the defensive backfield so they should be able to absorb the loss to a certain extent.
UMass recently added Coastal Carolina cornerback transfer Jerrod Cameron to the roster. Cameron has four years of eligibility left. He was a three star recruit out of St. Thomas Aquinas in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.