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.
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.
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.