Auburn Camp Standout Discusses Recruiting

Central High star quarterback Jonathan Wallace talks about his performance at Auburn's camp and which high profield has recently offered him a scholarship.

Phenix City, Ala.—A player who has been on fire in the summer camp circuit, including being named the outstanding quarterback at the Atlanta MVP Camp, Central High's Jonathan Wallace continued his strong play recently with another good outing at Auburn's Senior Mini-Camp.

"The camp was great," Wallace tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "I had a lot of fun. I got to talk with some of the coaches before I went through the camp. We did a lot of position work and then after that we did one-on-one and seven-on-seven. I had a lot of fun with that and completed a lot of balls."

Jonathan Wallace is shown in his team's victory over Oxford High last season.

Already with a quarterback on board for the 2012 class in five-star Zeke Pike, Wallace said at the moment Auburn has not offered, but they are keeping in touch with him just in case.

"They said they're not taking another quarterback," Wallace said. "Once they decide on a quarterback though if someone decides to leave or something like that then it's a possibility for them to take another quarterback. Then they would be looking at me and evaluating me a lot more. It's pretty much a wait and see with Auburn right now."

Wallace isn't waiting around empty-handed, however, as he's up to 14 offers at the moment with one of his last coming from Auburn's opponent in the BCS National Championship Game.

"My latest offers are from Southern Miss and Oregon," Wallace said. "Getting an offer from Oregon was really exciting. It was actually my first really big school. I have been in contact with Coach (Mark) Helfrich out there. He said they liked me."

Jonathan Wallace

Even with an offer like Oregon's on the board, Wallace said at the moment he's taking things slowly before he begins to really focus in on making a decision. Heading into his senior season he said there are two colleges that are beginning to stand out from the rest.

"I'm really trying to take my time before I decide where I'm going to go," Wallace said. "I'm just trying to see what all schools I get offers from. Right now I'm really leaning towards Oregon because they're the only big school I've gotten an offer from. I'm also looking at Central Florida.

"Not only does Central Florida have a pretty good program they are able to get guys to the next level," he added. "It's a little closer to home. I haven't visited the campus, but I'm going to try to do that this summer.


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