The Oregon Ducks are on fire on the recruiting trail, landing three commitments in as many days, but saved the most exciting for last, as 247Sports four-star quarterback Tristen Wallace flipped his commitment from the Ohio State Buckeyes to Oregon on Sunday evening.

The 6-foot-3, 230-pound talent, out of DeSoto (Texas) High School, made the announcement on Instagram.

As a senior, Wallace threw for 2,167 yards with 12 touchdowns and eight interceptions, adding 1,478 yards and 16 scores on the ground.

That helped earn him a rating as the No. 4 athlete in the country by 247Sports composite rankings, indicating he could play multiple positions in Eugene depending on his development, while ESPN rated him the No. 7 dual-threat quarterback in the nation.

Wallace held offers from Baylor, Louisville, Nebraska, Ohio State, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M and many others.

Despite those offers, it wasn’t until recently that the talented athlete was considering options outside of Columbus.

Since committing to Ohio State in March, Wallace seemed like a surefire Buckeyes quarterback, however it was speculated that the two sides began parting ways in the past few weeks.

Those rumors grew louder this week when it became clear Wallace had set up visits to both UCLA and Oregon for the weekend.

Clearly, the Ducks made an impression.

The dynamic Texas talent is the third possible quarterback commitment in the class of 2016, joining ESPN four-star prospect Terry Wilson and Rivals three-star talent Justin Herbert.


ESPN: 4*, No. 164 player nationally; No. 7 dual-threat QB

247Sports: 4*, No. 252 prospect nationally; No. 8 athlete (No. 4 athlete composite rankings)

Rivals: 3*, No. 20 dual-threat QB

Scout: No. 99 player nationally; No. 7 athlete (No. 1 in Texas)

— Andrew Nemec

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