Arguably the best game of the Battle On The Border High School Football Showcase was River Ridge (La.) John Curtis' 32-25 Saturday afternoon victory against Lufkin (Texas), which helped John Curtis with four lost fumbles and a special-teams gaffe that allowed a game-winning punt-return touchdown halfway through the fourth quarter.
John Curtis did a good job containing Lufkin's high-powered spread attack, yielding a respectable 370 yards while recording an impressive five takeaways. John Curtis 2015 three-star outside linebacker Bo Wallace was part of that game-saving unit, which got two huge stops in John Curtis territory during the final two minutes.
Wallace caught up Scout with what he's had going recruiting-wise, including a few schools that he hasn't set in stone for official visits, but believes he would like to check out at some point this fall.
"Most likely Notre Dame, UCLA, Texas, places like that. Schools that I've been talking to since the beginning, that I know and I watched them play last year, that I've seen them before prior to them even offering," Wallace said. "Some schools that I have confidence in myself seeing myself playing for them."
Wallace has gotten looks as an odd-front outside linebacker and an even-front defensive end. At 6-foot-3 1/2, 202 pounds, Wallace has a thin, but long, tall frame that could add a significant amount of positive weight.
"Some schools want me to get out there and rush off the edge and pack on another 30 pounds," he said, "and some want me to gain another 20 and kinda play linebacker and cover if I need to and still rush if they want me to."
Wallace said he does not have any leaders, but mentioned a few schools he likes.
"I'm just keeping it open," he said and paused before adding, "I like Notre Dame. My dad likes Notre Dame. He was a Notre Dame fan prior to them even offering. I like UCLA, personally, Texas, Oklahoma, Minnesota. Go Gophers."I love Utah. I was talking to (receivers coach Taylor Stubblefield) the other day. I'm preparing to watch their game at some point. Coach Stubbs is a real good guy."
For now, Wallace said his focus remains on John Curtis, which is 2-0 entering Friday's game at fellow perennial power Metairie (La.) Archbishop Rummel.
Check back with Scout as we track Wallace's recruitment during his senior season.