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Tristen Wallace flips from Ohio State to Oregon

The Buckeyes are back to looking for a 2016 QB.

Rumors were swirling over the last few days that Ohio State might be looking for another QB in their 2016 recruiting class, and now, it's quite clear why. After much speculation, Ohio State QB commit Tristen Wallace will instead be an Oregon Duck, per a screengrab of his Snapchat posted to his Instagram account:

Committed to to Oregon. God is good. Go Ducks !

A photo posted by T.Wall™ (@official_wall1) on

Wallace, a four-star prospect from DeSoto, TX, also had interest from a slew of programs in the Lone Star State like Baylor and Texas Tech, as well as increased interest from other Pac-12 programs including UCLA.

Wallace was likely to redshirt at Ohio State, with J.T. Barrett sticking around for at least one more season, if not two, and then compete for the QB position with Joe Burrow, Stephen Collier, 2017's Danny Clark, and Torrance Gibson, should he move back to QB from wideout. Wallace in his own right was no sure thing to end up at quarterback long term. Many feel he projects better as an "athlete" to wide out.

Ohio State will certainly look to find another QB in this class, as depth could be an issue if Gibson stays at WR, or if any member of group transfers.

Best of luck to Wallace in Oregon.