If you want to grab a highly regarded QB, you need to do it quickly, and it looks like Ohio State got their man. Per 247Sports, the Buckeyes have accepted the commitment of Tristen Wallace, a 6'2, 228-pound QB from DeSoto, TX. Wallace, a four-star prospect, is the 247Sports Composite No. 3 dual-threat QB in the class of 2016, the 19th best player in Texas, and the 139th ranked player in the 2106 class. Wallace picked the Buckeyes over TCU, Texas, Baylor, and Texas Tech, amongst others.
Wallace had been interested in the Buckeyes for a while, but a visit on Saturday, Mar. 28 gave Ohio State the push they needed to seal the deal. Wallace will almost certainly be the only QB Ohio State takes in this class, thus ending the recruitment of Ohio State's other big target at the position, Jarrett Guarantano, who is expected to commit to Tennessee later this afternoon.
So what kind of player is Ohio State getting? Another hyper-athletic dual-threat from an excellent prep program (the same school that produced current Buckeye Dontre Wilson). Wallace runs a 4.4 and has great size for a quarterback, and while he might not have the accuracy of some other elite QB prospects, he's likely farther along than say, Torrance Gibson, who Ohio State signed in their last class. Wallace will join a very crowded QB depth chart, with Joe Burrow, Torrance Gibson and Stephen Collier all ahead of him, to say nothing of J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones.
You can check out Wallace's highlights here:
And here is Wallace himself, making it official from his Twitter account: