William Wallace is a two-sport athlete over at Archer who excels at both baseball and football. He is looking to take his game on the gridiron to another level this fall, and if the first game was any indication, then Wallace is certainly set for an exciting season.
Going up against North Forsyth in the Corky Kell & Dave Hunter Classic, Wallace was targeted on a jump ball pass about 25 yards downfield toward the 10-yard line. The senior tracked the football and leaped up over his shoulder nearly catching the pass on the first go, but he bobbled, tipped, and eventually corralled the football into his mitts.
Without a doubt, Wallace was going to make the top 10 plays in the state of Georgia. The incredible catch is a testament to the hard work he has done over the last year.
I have improved the most in my route running and creating separation in the open field coming into this season I really honed in on those skills in my training and am putting them on display this season,” Wallace said.
With the season just now underway, everyone in the state has a clean slate to accomplish whatever goals they want to achieve. We asked Wallace what his aspirations are for the 2023 season.
“My biggest personal goal of this year is to break the 1000 yards receiving mark. As well as a team goal to make it deep into the playoffs and shock the state.”
On the recruiting front, Wallace is still mostly waiting for his moment.
“My recruitment is going okay, I don’t have any offers yet but I’m just keeping my head down and going to keep chopping that wood,” Wallace said.
He then talked about how his one summer camp went, “I was invited by name to WKU for a camp and it went really well; I caught the attention of a Duke scout and I was told I performed well, but with being a dual sport athlete and playing high-level summer baseball I didn’t have much free time to make it to camps.”
Watching Wallace’s junior film, and it’s clear that he has some excellent hand-eye coordination. In fact, he made another incredible catch last off his back where once again his outstanding hands were showed off. He is a consistent receiver threat over the middle of the field who runs true routes.
As of now though, he doesn’t have any college visits for this fall. In our opinion, that really needs to change considering his upside as a possession slot receiver at the next level.
With it being Wallace’s final year of high school football, we asked him to reflect back on what he enjoys the most playing Friday night football here in Georgia.
“What I love most about Friday night lights is the make-or-break mentality the lights have on any player. Are you going to show up and show out or run away from the challenge ahead? And I love having to rise to the occasion every Friday night!”
That’s a great point, playing in one of the toughest classifications in the entire country, in arguably the most talented country, Wallace consistently goes up against the best and has the production prove he needs colleges to take the jump and offer.