Texas coaches are showing a strong interest in junior-college QB Bo Wallace, based on comments the player made to the Orangebloods.com website. Wallace (6-foot-4, 195) just led his team – East Mississippi Community College – to the 2011 JC national title and threw seven TD passes in the championship game.
Wallace, who redshirted in 2010 while enrolled at Arkansas State, would be able to transfer with three years of eligibility remaining under NCAA rules. He set JC single-season records for passing yards (4,604), total offense (4,810) and TD passes (53) this season. Wallace, who played HS football for Giles County HS in Pulaski, Tenn., told the website that he plans to visit Indiana, Baylor and Texas and plans to enroll at his new school for the spring semester.
The projected timetable could have him in Austin this weekend.
Videos of Wallace in action are posted on YouTube. He is a dual-threat QB who lacks the off-the-charts physical skills of Cam Newton – Auburn’s JC quarterback find of 2010 – but still looks very impressive in torching fellow JC players.
Texas, which struggled at QB while posting an 8-5 record this season, rarely has dipped into the JC ranks for players under coach Mack Brown. But the Longhorns' 2012 signing class already includes two JC linemen (one on offense, one on defense) who are slated to take part in spring drills.
_ Jimmy Burch