Cathedral’s Wallace discusses favorite college programs, timeline for decision

Published 11:13 pm Wednesday, July 13, 2016

NATCHEZ — Will Wallace generated plenty of buzz this past season with his play on the field for Cathedral High School. Wallace has followed up his junior campaign by stirring up the summer circuit, drawing the attention of college coaches across the country in creating chatter around his potential 2017 college destination.

“I’ve been enjoying the recruiting process, but it does get annoying sometimes,” Wallace said. “Everybody wants you to do this and come visit them, but it’s all fun, and it’s been enjoyable.”

Wallace said he thinks he will make his commitment either prior to the start of his senior year or shortly into it.

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The rising senior has stood out on the summer circuit, making camp stops at the University of Arkansas, Mississippi State and Ole Miss.

“I ran a 4.78 (40-yard dash) at Ole Miss and Mississippi State,” Wallace said. “That’s the fastest 40 I’ve ever ran. I caught the ball well and did great in the 1-on-1 (matchups).”

The 6-foot-4, 240-pound defensive end and tight end currently boasts offers from 11 schools, but Wallace said three schools are currently standing out.

“Right now I really like Southern Miss, Tulane and Kansas,” he said. “The Big 12 (Kansas), that’s a big conference and a big school. They’ve struggled in recent years, but they’re recruiting really well, and I like their new head coach (David Beaty).”

Additionally, Wallace boasts offers from UAB, Coastal Carolina and Florida Atlantic among others.

“I plan on making a trip to Boca Raton (FAU),” he said.

Wallace said academic prestige would play a factor in his decision, but is not an overwhelming factor.

“It will a little bit, but not too much,” Wallace said.

Wallace and the Green Wave will kick off their 2016 campaign Aug. 19 against rival St. Aloysius High School.