Fort Worth South Hills twins Tracin and Tylan Wallace head into their senior year as one of the most highly touted duos in the state. Although QB Tracin (6’1, 190, 4.5) missed the entirety of his junior year with a torn ACL, his efforts as a sophomore were quite impressive.
Tracin racked up 2,123 yards passing and 30 touchdowns and ran for another 1,393 yards and 20 rushing td’s as a sophomore. In 2014, he was named the 7-5A Offensive MVP and was honorable mention AllState in 5A. Tracin’s all time yardage for South Hills is at 6,000 yards and 83 touchdowns. Coming off a season ending injury and a year to heal, Tracin looks to pick up where he left off for the Scorpions and could very well put up record breaking numbers.
While Tracin was sidelined with an injury in 2015 his twin brother WR Tylan, had a standout season hauling in 59 catches for 1,459 yards and 20 touchdowns. His efforts on the gridiron lauded him 7-5A Offensive MVP honors and an AP 1st team All State in 5A in 2015.
“I love the intensity of Texas high school football, I think it’s the best in the country.”
Offers from over 15 schools poured in for the Wallace brothers including Oregon, Tulsa, Notre Dame, Michigan, Houston and Oklahoma. After much thought, the duo committed to Oklahoma State University where Tylan is the highest rated wide receiver recruit since Dez Bryant.
On March 29, Tylan made the announcement to his followers on Twitter saying, “I am excited to announce that me and Tracin are verbally committing to Oklahoma State University.”
Although it’s too soon to say, the Cowboys could move Tracin to a receiver as well. “We would like to help bring OSU a National Championship and just make the program better as a whole,” stated Tylan as to why they plan to ink with OSU.
South Hills head coach J.J. Resendez is looking forward to seeing what Tracin and Tylan will accomplish in their final season with the Scorpions.
“Tracin was cleared in April and looks great,” he said. “He was a bit down last year after his injury, but I believe he is stronger and faster than he was last year. I’m very impressed with his work ethic and know he will see great things happen this year because of it.” Resendez went on to say, “Tracin feels he was cheated out of a year and he has worked so hard to get back on the field. He’s an excellent young man with an impeccable character.”
As for Tylan, Resendez said he’s the type of athlete every coach dreams of having on the field. “He’s the type of athlete like Sterling Shepard,” Resendez expressed. “He’s very dynamic, can play in the slot or on the inside. He can play defense; he can pretty much play all over the field.”
Resendez said coaching the brothers has been an honor for him. “Tracin and Tylan are not only good athletes, they are outstanding young men. They have a 3.8 grade point average, have perfect attendance at school and are leaders on the field and in the classroom.” He continued saying, “I’d like nothing more than my two children to be the type of young people Tracin and Tylan are.”
Together on the field for their final year with the South Hills Scorpions, the Wallace brothers could connect more than Troy Aikman to Michael Irvin, giving them a senior year to remember. With South Hills picked second in 7-5A, a deep playoff run is not out of the question, which would only add more numbers to the twins’ already incredible stats for their high school career. “The team met during the spring at a leadership school and set quite a few goals for this season,” Resendez said. “First, to win a district championship and second, to play on Thanksgiving. I have no doubt this group of seniors can accomplish those goals if they work for it.”
While the brothers support one another on and off the field, they are highly competitive when it comes to game time. “I’ve heard them argue several times about who is the best athlete,” Resendez said with a laugh. “The argument is always friendly, but they are two of the most competitive young men I’ve ever known. That competitive edge is what helps them be so successful.”
“I love the intensity of Texas high school football,” ended Resendez. “I think it’s the best in the country.”