Five-Star Guard Cuts List To Three, Sets Official Visits

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    Photo via Brandon Jenkins, 247sports.

    Texas guard Cason Wallace has cut his college choices down to Tennessee, Texas and Kentucky and will take official visits to all three schools in the next month, On3Sports first reported.

    Wallace, the 16th ranked player in the 247sports composite rankings, is one of the top prospects on Rick Barnes’ and his staff’s recruiting board in the 2021 class.

    The combo guard originally released a top four of Baylor, Texas, Kentucky and Tennessee but Baylor has been eliminated after landing a commit from the No. 2 player in the 2022 class Keyontae George.

    Wallace will use three of his five official visits in the next month, visiting Kentucky on Aug. 26, Texas on Sept. 4 and Tennessee on Sept. 17.

    The number two combo guard in the country will be in Knoxville the week of the Tennessee vs. Tennessee Tech football game.

    Wallace plans on announcing his college decision on Nov. 7 and will sign during the early signing period in November. 

    Wallace officially visited Tennessee in June after the NCAA reopened college campuses for high school visitors. The Vols were the favorite for Wallace thanks to strong work from new assistant coach Rod Clark.

    Wallace visited no schools other than Tennessee this summer and the Vols will be the only school that hots him for multiple visits post COVID-19 unless he decides to use an unofficial visit.

    Kentucky offered Wallace in late July after John Calipari watched him in Nike’s Peach Jam Tournament. The Kentucky offer clearly holds serious weight for the five-star with Wallace telling Kentucky Sports Radio it “meant a lot.”

    The Richardson, Texas native showed the complete skill set he’s known for the Peach Jam, averaging 14.7 points, 6.8 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.2 steals per game while helping ProSkills post a 12-1 record.

    Tennessee holds one commitment in the 2022 class from Knoxville Cathlolic point guard B.J. Edwards. High four-star guard Jalen Hood-Schifiano will make his college decision next week between Tennessee and Indiana.

    Barnes and Tennessee are coming off back-to-back top five signing classes while landing five five-stars in the last three signing classes. Wallace and Nashville forward Brandon Miller appear to be the Vols’ two best hopes to land a five-star in the 2022 class.

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