Wallace Twins Give Cowboys A Double Play

Twin brothers Tracin and Tylan Wallace from Fort Worth South Hills High School are outstanding athletes with big-play ability.

Give Oklahoma State Cowboys head coach Mike Gundy credit as he and his staff can be very enterprising in recruiting and take advantage of situations. Between the ACL injury and surgery to Tracin and the fact that the two brothers wanted to go to college together, Oklahoma State seized the opportunity Monday night when Tracin Wallace and Tylan Wallace committed on Twitter to Oklahoma State.

I am excited to announce that me and @OfficialTylan2 are verbally committing to Oklahoma State University #gopokes - Tracin Wallace Twitter account Batman

The offers went out earlier this spring and because of that I was interested in watching both Tracin and Tylan Wallace at Nike's The Opening Regional at Coppell High School on March 13. What I saw was a very talented receiver prospect in Tylan Wallace performing well enough to get his name called for the showcase at the end of the day and on the sidelines his twin brother, Tracin, watching and so badly wanting to be out there performing with his twin brother.

Tracin is still recovering from an ACL tear and surgery that happened last August prior to the start of the season at Fort Worth South Hills High School. The brothers are one of the more talented twins to come through the recruiting ranks recently in Texas high school football.

Tracin is a standout who may be somewhat underrated because of his injury. He sat out last season, but the 6-0, 175-pound speedster is a dual threat quarterback that describes himself as a cornerback in the making. In 2014 he accounted for over 3,200 yards and 52 touchdowns. He was 123-of-180 passing for 2,123 yards and had 30 touchdown passes with just three interceptions. He also rushed for 1,393 yards and 22 touchdowns on 131 carries.

It will be fun to see what Tracin does coming back this season. His play at quarterback allows him to understand what is going on as he looks toward playing defense in college.

Tylan (pictured above) is very talented and showed it last season with 59 receptions for 1,439 yards and 20 touchdowns. He's also adept at jet sweeps and reverses that he had 172 rushing yards and a pair of touchdowns on just 14 carries. Overall, in his career he has 126 catches for 2,827 yards and 36 touchdowns with another 412 rushing yards and five touchdowns.

Some schools offered both players, but because of the injury it was Tylan that garnered the most offers. He had scholarship offers from Arizona State, Houston, Kansas State, Maryland, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oregon, SMU, Tulsa, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Washington, TCU, and Texas among several others.

The commitments from the Wallaces bring the Cowboys commitment list for 2017 to six. If Tracin plays cornerback and Tylan plays wide receiver then the Pokes have four defensive commitments, a defensive tackle in Brendon Evers, a linebacker in Brendan Vaughn, a corner in Wallace and a safety in Ty Thomas. There are two offensive commitments in Wallace as a wide receiver and Adrian Wolford at offensive tackle.

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