Wallace Twins Are Impeccable

South Hills High School coach J.J. Resendez thinks Oklahoma State is going to be extremely happy when twins Tracin and Tylan Wallace arrive on campus.

Earlier this week Oklahoma State football got some excellent recruiting news in the form of commitments from Tracin and Tylan Wallace out of South Hills High School in Fort Worth, Texas.

Tracin Wallace is a dual threat quarterback who already has over 6,000 yards of total offense and has accounted for 73 touchdowns through the air and on the ground even after missing all of his junior season last fall after tearing his ACL in his knee in a scrimmage vs. Dallas Seagoville. Tylan Wallace is a Class 5A All-State wide receiver who caught 59 passes last season for 1,439 yards and had 20 touchdowns.

We had a chance to talk to both young men and South Hills High School head coach J.J. Resendez. We will bring you more on each of the two young men tomorrow, but as a teaser on Friday night, how about the story of how Coach Resendez first saw the kids and started counting the day until they got to high school, and there were some days to count.

"The first time I ran into the boys they were in sixth-grade P.E. (class) and you could just tell by the way they played and they were carrying on with the football that they were special athletes and we couldn't wait to get them on (the high school) campus and see what they could do," Resendez said.

"Both young men have impeccable work ethic and they are freak athletes. When they stepped on campus as freshmen you are talking about them being the two best athletes in the school as freshmen. It was unbelievable just watching them compete. They are both on the grade level and they were not held back in school. They have a maturity about them that is.... They are special kids."

Resendez said they are more than just star athletes and that they are school leaders. He said Oklahoma State is getting two really good kids and that fans need not worry about their word and commitments being good. The two young men thought the decision through and they are heading to Stillwater.

"These are two young men that I would be happy if my son turned out like these two young men," Resendez said with emotion. "My son is 10 years old and he looks up to these two guys like they are the bees knees. They can do no wrong. They have a high level of character, very competitive with each other, high work ethic. When you are speaking to them away from football, anywhere, they are 'yes sir,' 'no sir' kids. Their grade-point averages are impeccable and they are in the top 10 percent of their class. Their is no flaw with these kids at all."

That may be strong, but in our conversation we found both Tracin and Tylan to be intelligent, engaging, and proud of each other and excited about their commitment to Oklahoma State. Look for more here on Go Pokes this weekend on the Wallaces.


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