One of the visitors to check out the Auburn football program this weekend is 6-1, 183 wide receiver Burnell Wallace from O.P. Walker High. Wallace had a breakout senior season after playing as a junior in the shadow of 2003 LSU signee Craig Davis.
As a senior, Wallace caught 49 passes for 989 yards and 15 touchdowns. He added five touchdowns on kickoff returns plus three more on punt returns.
"I have been watching Auburn for the past couple of years and I am interested in them," Wallace tells Inside the Auburn Tigers.
Wallace took his first official visit in early December to San Diego State and liked it. He says so far that has been his best official visit. "The weather is great there," he says. However, he adds, "Right now, I don't have a favorite team. I am still trying to decide where I want to go to college."
The wide receiver notes that his speed is a major asset and helped him win numerous football awards. He was named All-Metro, All-District, All-West Bank, All-State and was the MVP of the the district and MVP on the West Bank team. "My best time in the 40 is 4.35," he says.
Wallace plans to run track at O.P. Walker for the first time this year. "I am going to run the 100 meters, the 4x100, the 4x200 and long jump," he says. He has good spring in his legs with a 36-inch vertical jump. Wallace bench presses 260 pounds.
He says that he wants to check out the business school at Auburn in addition to the football program on his visit to see Tommy Tuberville and the Tigers this weekend.