LB Trevin Wallace (6-2 217) of Jessup, GA committed to Boston College in June, and he is still committed to the Eagles. But that hasn’t stopped a group of SEC schools from pushing him to flip and that includes USC. Wallace is listening and considering, and he doesn’t plan to make a final decision until January.
“My recruiting is still open because my eyes are still open,” Wallace said. “I’m verbally committed. I didn’t sign any papers yet, so I can look and see if there are any other colleges that I’m interested in.”
USC, Auburn, Tennessee, Kentucky and LSU are the schools Wallace said he’s been hearing from on a regular basis. USC linebackers coach Rod Wilson is leading the conversation for the Gamecocks.
“He’s a good coach,” Wallace said. “He told me since day one, he was like, ‘I want to offer you a scholarship to South Carolina. Man, you can ball. I want to see more of your clips.’ Me and Coach Rod have a good relationship. He then contacted my momma, and he she said liked Coach Rod because he’s a chill coach. And whatever your mamma say, you got to stand by it, because mammas don’t let anything slide with their babies.”
Wallace was a safety as a junior and is playing linebacker this season for the first time. And he said Wilson likes the way his athletic skills frm safety have transferred to the more physical linebacker position.
“He said that I’m an athlete and that speed stands out,” Wallace said. “He said to be a big body, and to be able to run that fast, that’s unheard of.”
So, Wallace is residing in a good place in his recruitment. He is committed to Boston College, and the Eagles want him to stick. But the opportunity to stay in the South, near his home, is also very appealing.
“They are all good schools, and it’s a race between Auburn and South Carolina, and Kentucky is up there, too,” Wallace said. “You can’t beat an SEC school. That’s a top conference. I’m very blessed to have offers from the SEC because that tells me that you are a baller and you can go anywhere you want to.”
“I ain’t going to lie, South Carolina does have a chance,” Wallace continued. “I’m going to be real. South Carolina does have a chance. And plus, they are only three hours away from Jessup. That’s a plus, too.”
Wallace also has offers from NC State, Illinois, Cincinnati, Tulane and Oklahoma. He is rated a three-star prospect and is ranked the #29 inside linebacker prospect nationally. So far this season he has record over 30 tackles and 5 sacks.