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Wallace not getting wrapped up

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DeSoto (Texas) 2016 quarterback Tristen Wallace already holds offers from Indiana, Nebraska, and SMU, and he has received significant interest from Texas, Baylor, Texas A&M, Oklahoma State, and North Carolina. The process has been "a blessing" for Wallace and his family.
As he prepares for his junior season, he is not attending many camps since he has made his presence felt on the summer camp circuit in years past.
"I went to Nebraska about two weeks ago and I went to Oklahoma State and talked to their coach, but I'm not really doing anymore," Wallace said.
At Nebraska, he was able to get to know the coaching staff and work with offensive coordinator and quarterback coach Tim Beck, and a few aspects of the trip caught his attention.
"The coaching staff and the players and their work ethic up there," Wallace said.
At Oklahoma State, he worked out in front of head coach Mike Gundy, and the Cowboys spoke with DeSoto head coach Claude Mathis and his father.
He is not ready to dive too deep into the recruiting process and get wrapped up in naming leaders and all that goes with it. He does not have a decision timetable, and when it comes to what he is looking for in a future school, he keeps it simple.
"I mean it really just goes to how comfortable I feel at a place," Wallace said. "I'm not trying to get too worried about it right now."
Now Wallace, who is also known as Boss by family, friends, and teammates, is focused solely on his junior season. As usual, the expectations are high in DeSoto, and preparations are going well.
"It's good," Wallace said. "We've just been grinding every day in summer workouts and 7-on-7. It's good out here."
Wallace is preparing for his first season as the Eagles' starting quarterback, after spending the last two years working under TCU signee Desmon White.
He has attended the Rivals.com Underclassmen Challenge and is a two-time Rivals Camp Series attendee. He also participated in the Army Underclassmen Combine in San Antonio and numerous college camps over the last few years.
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