Wallace talks Vanderbilt camp

Deuce Wallace has had a busy summer since relocation from Louisiana to the Knoxville area. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound quarterback, who will be attending Sevier County High School this fall, has been to Kentucky, Ohio State, Wake Forest, LSU, Tulane, Tennessee and to Vanderbilt this summer. He spoke with VandyMania.com on his performance at the Vandy camp on July 24th.

"It went great," Wallace said. "It was one of the best camps I've had all summer. It was nice to work with Coach Karl Dorrell. We talked afterward and the feedback he gave me was great, very positive. He coached me up on every rep, mostly on my footwork. He seemed to be impressed with my overall performance and had nothing but positive things to say. I'm extremely happy with how I did."

Wallace was on the brink of big things during his sophomore season at Riverside Academy in Reserve, Louisiana close to New Orleans, but broke his leg and was only able to play in six games. In those six, Wallace threw for more than 1800 yards and 22 touchdowns.

"My [sophomore] season could have been a lot better," he said. "Going to all of these visits has helped me to get my name out there going into my junior year which will be my most important. It's also helped me to build some good relationships with coaches.

"I'm labeled a pro-style quarterback but that doesn't mean I can't make things happen with my feet when the play breaks down. I've focused a lot on my footwork in the off-season and increased my speed. I ran a 4.6 [forty-yard dash] at LSU."

This season marks Wallace's return to Knoxville where he spent much of his childhood before moving to Louisiana for a few years. He says the transition has been an easy one since he went to elementary and middle school with most of his teammates at Sevier County.

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