Prospect Rates Visit to Auburn A Perfect 10

There is no doubt that this football prospect likes what he saw on the Plains.

New Orleans, La.--Burnell Wallace rated his official visit to Auburn a perfect 10, but says he is not ready to make a decision on a college choice.

However, Wallace did say, "Auburn is my leader now."

The O.P. Walker High standout plans to make one more official visit to Oregon State this coming weekend. Auburn was the fourth official visit for the 6-1, 183-pound wide receiver. He has already visited Indiana, Louisiana Tech and San Diego State.

"On a scale of one to 10 my visit was a 10," Walker says. "Ben (Ben Obomanu) was my player host. We had a real good time. I got to meet a lot of players and people in town. I liked the people there a lot and the players are real good guys."

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.

The visit was Wallace's first trip to Auburn and he was favorably impressed. "I liked the campus," he says. "It is very nice. I like the town, too."

Wallace says he met with representatives of the business school, had a steak dinner on Friday night with players and hostesses. "The Tigerettes did a really good job recruiting me," he says. "We had a lot of fun.

"I also enjoyed getting to meet Ben. He took me bowling on Saturday and that was lot of fun. I met the coaches and I talked to Coach Tuberville. He told me that they would like to have me come to Auburn."

Going into his Auburn trip, Walker says he was open although he noted that he really liked the San Diego area when he visited San Diego State.

The wide receiver says 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.


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