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The Oregon Ducks brought in a number of talented prospects on National Signing Day, but perhaps the one we are most excited for is Tristen Wallace, a dual-threat quarterback from DeSoto High School in DeSoto, Texas.
#DeSoto QB Tristen Wallace will sign w/ the University of #Oregon. #OregonDucks #NationalSigningDay @SportsDayDFW pic.twitter.com/JKXIzBy03j— Ben Torres (@bentorres) February 3, 2016
Wallace, who is 6-foot-3, 228 pounds, is the No. 10 ranked athlete (247Sports) in the nation, and should fit in nicely with the Ducks. In high school, Wallace excelled as a quarterback this year, throwing for 2,188 yards and 12 touchdowns while rushing for 1,401 yards and 17 touchdowns. However, Wallace told his high school coach that he sees himself as a wide receiver in college. Considering Oregon's crowded depth chart at quarterback, that could prove to be a wise decision for Wallace.
Back in December, Wallace had originally been committed to play for Ohio State. But then, Wallace announced on Instagram that he was flipping to the University of Oregon. He had also been considering offers from Baylor, Louisville, Nebraska, Ohio State, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M and others. The flip came when he said he wanted to play wide receiver in college. Ohio State had firm plans to use him as a quarterback, and as a result, lost out on the talented athlete.
ESPN has Wallace ranked as the No. 7 dual threat quarterback in the nation and the No. 164 player in the nation. He also cracked Scouts top 100, coming in at No. 99 on their list of best players. 247Sports has Wallace listed as the No. 30 overall prospect in the state of Texas.
Wallace joins four-star prospect Terry Wilson and three-star prospect Justin Herbert as Oregon's quarterbacks from the 2016 recruiting class.
Check out Wallace's Hudl highlights below and you can see why we are so excited for him to get to Eugene and get to work.