2017 Fort Worth athlete talks SMU offer

2017 Fort Worth South Hills athlete Tylan Wallace talked with Patrick about his SMU offer and interest!

SMU dipped into Horned Frog territory last week when it offered 2017 twins Tracin Wallace and Tylan Wallace of Fort Worth (Tex.) South Hills High School. Tylan, a wide receiver and cornerback, was enthused about the offer.

“I was pretty excited,” he said. “The coaches seemed to really like me, and I was really excited when I got it. Their coach, (running backs) coach (Claude) Mathis, he told our coach that he wanted us to come see the campus. We went down there and after a couple days, they offered us.”

Tylan enjoyed his unofficial to SMU, with Mathis as his primary guide. It was his first trip to the Hilltop, and like most recruits who visit, he loved the coaches’ family feel.

“The coaches, they were cool, they were really interested in us,” Wallace said. “They showed us all around the campus and where everybody hangs out. They seemed interested, and they were talking about us. They’re all close together. They were all close as a family.”

Wallace went to Tulsa’s spring game and Oklahoma’s junior day, but didn’t take any other spring visits. He and his brother are content with taking the visits slow, since they are just wrapping up their sophomore years in high school.

But the recruitment has picked up. Tylan has offers from SMU, Tulsa and Vanderbilt, with Oklahoma and Kansas keeping in contact. The Sooners and Mustangs are especially involved.

“It started with OU showing the most interest, so I’ll say them and second I’ll say SMU,” Wallace said.

Wallace said an SMU coach has not been by to see him during spring practice, and he isn’t sure if one will come. But he wants all the coaches who do come to see his improvement.

“I want to improve on my route running and getting off the line faster,” Wallace said.

Wallace is 5-foot-11 and 175 pounds.


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