Ballard QB preparing for senior year

After moving from South Oldham High (KY.), Christian Wallace is now preparing for his first season playing at Ballard High School (KY.). With the move, Wallace should have a chance to show what he's capable of doing.

After moving from South Oldham High (KY.), Christian Wallace is now preparing for his first season playing at Ballard High School (KY.). With the move, Wallace should have a chance to show what he's capable of doing.

As a young high school quarterback, Christian Wallace had some struggles early on in his career at South Oldham, but his talent was still visible. "Last year was a tough year," Wallace said. "I think I did alright with what I had. We just weren't very good. My family moved to Jefferson County and now I'm playing for Ballard. I should have a lot better numbers and season than last year," said Wallace.

Wallace will have a chance to play with one of the nation's best receivers in DeVante Parker and with all the talent around him at Ballard, the Bruins could do big things. But for the time being, Wallace will continue to work on his game. "I want to improve my footwork," said Wallace. "I want to get stronger. I'm weighing about 208-pounds. I want to be around 220 by the start of the season. I also want to get a little faster," he finished.

The 6-foot-5 quarterback also has some strong assets that stand out. "I would say my arm strength and my ability to read defenses (are my strengths)," he said. "I have the ability to get out of the pocket and find somebody to throw to. I've got pretty good size. When I run, it's usually hard for defenses to bring me down because I'm pretty big."

Several schools have already taken notice of Wallace's skill set and are showing interest. "I'm getting the most interest from Indiana. I've had a couple of different coaches come and talk to me. I'm going to do some workouts for Indiana, Purdue, Western Kentucky, Illinois and Ball State," said Wallace. "But the most interest is coming from Indiana," Wallace said.

Right now, there are no offers on the table, but with camps looming, it's likely only a matter of time. "I'm thinking sometime towards the end of the summer I'm going to start getting them. Hopefully one or two will start snowballing," Wallace said.

Wallace has already been to a camp and a combine this year. "I went in January to the Army All-American Combine. I got to meet a lot of cool people. I went to the Elite 11 in Alabama last weekend. I think I did well at both of them," he said.

Wallace plans to take his time on his college decision. "Originally I would have said before my senior season starts. I just want to go wherever fits," he said. "I'm going to take my time and see who offers. I want to visit their schools and maybe make a decision sometime during the season or when it's over," he finished.


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