Just a week after decommitting from Kentucky, Joko Willis will be taking his talents to play for the Auburn Tigers, he announced Monday.
Willis was one of the most highly sought after JUCO recruits in the country. Coming out of Independence Community College in Kansas, he was the No. 2 JUCO inside linebacker in 2021.
While the loss stings for the Kentucky Wildcats, they might be able to fill that void with a highly-touted high school recruit.
Trevin Wallace, a fringe five-star recruit, will be making his college choice on National Signing Day on Wednesday. Wallace is down to Kentucky, Auburn, Georgia and Ole Miss.
The 6-2, 209-pound Wallace is the No. 35 overall recruit No. 2 inside linebacker in the country via 247 Sports. He’s only three spots removed from being a five-star prospect. LSU, Tennessee, Oklahoma and Florida State are among the other schools who’ve offered a scholarship.
The Wayne County (GA) product was originally a Boston College commit, then decommitted and was seen as an Auburn lean prior to the firing of Gus Malzahn. Once Malzahn was let go, Kentucky took advantage and has now gotten eight-straight 247 Crystal Ball and Rivals FutureCast picks.
Wallace has been compared to former LSU linebacker and current Baltimore Ravens linebacker Patrick Queen, who was a first-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Getting Wallace this late in the game would be massive, as he would help fill the hole left by Jamin Davis, who oddly enough, is from a town just 15 minutes away from Wallace in Georgia.
Kentucky could be in store for a big signing day come Wednesday.
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