The 6-foot, 175-pound junior quarterback had led the Cadets (10-0) to a berth in the Class L state quarterfinals at the time of his selection. In his first year as a starter, Wallace passed for 1,915 yards and 36 touchdowns through 10 games, completing 116-of-172 passes (67.4 percent). He was an Honorable Mention All-League selection at cornerback as a sophomore.
Wallace has maintained an A-minus average in the classroom and represents one of the state’s top academic candidates in meeting the Gatorade award’s broad criteria. He will begin his senior year of high school next fall.
Wallace has volunteered locally as part of fundraising campaigns toward research to combat breast cancer, diabetes and heart disease. He has also donated his time on behalf of the Special Olympics, and as a youth football coach.