Natchez, Miss., DE/TE visited Ole Miss in search of a scholarship offer

Will Wallace arrived at Ole Miss elite camp last week in search of a scholarship offer.

While he didn’t pick one up, the Rebels continue to show significant interest in Wallace, a 6-foot-4, 260-pound defensive end/tight end out of Natchez, Miss. Ole Miss has plenty going for it with Wallace, a 2017 prospect who made the trip to Oxford with good friend and Rebel commitment Ben Brown.

“Right now, probably Arkansas, Ole Miss and Mississippi State,” Wallace said, when asked which schools are recruiting him the hardest. “Ole Miss is close to home, and they’ve got a great tradition. And my good friend, Ben, is committed there. And I know a lot of people who go there, too.”

Wallace currently claims nine offers, and the goal for his summer camp tour is to pick up more high-major offers from schools that continue to check in. He visits Arkansas June 11 after trips to Ole Miss and USC the last few weeks.

“It’s going good right now,” he said. “Right now I’ve got nine offers. Talking to Ole Miss, Arkansas, Mississippi State and LSU. That’s where I’ll be camping this year.”

He’s looking for “good competition, family atmosphere and a good Christian background” when checking out programs throughout the recruitment process, and Ole Miss appears to check all of his boxes. But there’s still the issue of an offer.

Wallace has yet to play tight end in his high school career, though that will change this season. “I think I’ll be good at it,” he said. He worked as a defensive end and tight end at Ole Miss in an effort to show his versatility. 

On his side is a good relationship with Ole Miss defensive line coach Chris Kiffin, his primary recruiter.

“It’s good,” he said of his relationship with Kiffin. “He’s always just checking in on me and making sure everything’s going good. An Ole Miss offer would mean a lot. It’d be my first SEC offer. I’ve just got to compete.”

Wallace, who stars for Cathedral Unit School, said he’d rather not wait to make a decision.

“I don’t want it to be real late in the process,” he said. There’s no certain day or anything.”


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