Wallace Enjoys TCU Practice

Desoto, Texas quarterback Tristen Wallace recently visited TCU.

TCU took two of the top quarterbacks in the nation for their 2014 class when they landed Foster Sawyer and Grayson Muehlstein. Although they've offered a few signal callers from the 2015 class, quarterback is not a huge need for this class.

However, 2016 could be a different situation.

The Frogs have already offered two 2016 signal callers; Shea Patterson and most recently Jon Randall Belton, who visited last Thursday. Also on the Frogs' radar is one of the top players not only in Texas, but the entire nation; Desoto quarterback Tristen Wallace.

Already regarded as a four-star, Wallace is one of the most impressive prospects in the state; regardless of class. At 6-foot-3, 210-pounds, Wallace already has the build of a college player. In fact, he's often mistaken for one.

Wallace is still somewhat of an unknown mainly because his lack of playing time. After all, he played behind Desmon White, who is regarded as one of the top quarterbacks ever to play for Desoto.

Now, it's his turn to take over the reins to the Eagles high-octane offense. Wallace said his goal is simple; get the ball to those who make plays.

"Just manage the offense and keep everything aligned," Wallace said of his goals. "I just want to go in there and manage the offense and let the playmakers make plays."

Although he's taken limited snaps for the Eagles, that hasn't stopped programs from showing Wallace strong interest. He's already received an offer from Indiana and more could be right around the corner after the spring. Another team showing strong interest is TCU and Wallace visited the Ft. Worth campus recently to watch a spring practice.

"It was good, I really liked it," Wallace said of TCU. "I met the new coaches and we talked quite a bit. Overall, it was a good visit."

Although he hasn't received an offer from the Frogs, he knows where he stands with the coaches.

"They told me they were going to come see me in the spring and go from there," he said.

One plus for the Frogs is Wallace's relationship with TCU senior receiver David Porter. Wallace considers Porter like a big brother and says he hears a lot of good things about the Frogs from him.

"He tells me a lot about it and tells me about Coach Patterson. We've also talked about the new coordinators," Wallace said of his talks with Porter. "He's basically like my brother, I see him all the time. We work out together and I keep in touch with him quite a bit."

In addition to TCU, Wallace says three other programs from the Lone Star state are showing strong interest.

"Texas, Texas A&M and Baylor are talking to me a lot," he said. "I'd say those three for sure. They're all looking at me as a quarterback."

It's still nearly two years away before he signs his letter of intent; therefore Wallace is keeping an open mind to his recruitment. However, he does have a few that stand out early on.

"I'm still waiting to hear from everyone but I really like the schools I've named (TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Baylor) and plus Missouri. They run a spread offense too."


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