Cason Wallace talks national rankings and recruitment

MANSFIELD, Texas — It is no secret within the Texas High School Basketball community that Cason Wallace has one of the most disrespectful national rankings out of any Texas player in his class. How off is the ranking? Take a look at Wallace’s ranking according to three of the top national recruiting sites:

 

ESPN: 60th ranked player in the Country

Rivals: 90th ranked player in the Country

247 Sports: 131st ranked player in the Country

 

Rankings based on a player who has the two-way ability to be considered as a five-star prospect.

 

“At first when I saw the rankings I was a little upset,” says Wallace. “But then I realized I put in the work and I should not be mad because I work hard and I already know what the results are going to be. So I am doing what I have to do to show those people that I am like that.”

 

Playing with TAZ Elite this weekend, it is safe to say he proved his point. Wallace controlled each game with length defensively and will on the offensive end.

 

When it comes to his recruitment, Wallace holds offers from nearly all members of the Big 12, Arkansas, Auburn, Creighton, Mississippi State, and Texas A&M. Out of those universities, Arkansas, Baylor, Kansas State, and Texas A&M have been the most active as of late.

 

FROM CASON’S POINT OF VIEW

 

Arkansas: They just offered. They are a good program. I have not taken a visit but the coaching staff consists of cool people.

 

Baylor: They bring a lot of energy. I really like the Bears program. They are close to home and a winning team. Baylor is a good school.

 

Kansas State: Coach Shane Southwell is who I have been talking to the most. I really like the way he has been recruiting me. I see them as a good school.

 

Texas A&M: The staff is cool. I went on a virtual visit with the coaches. I loved their pitch in how I could potentially be the primary guard within their offense.

 

BOTTOM LINE

Wallace also says that playing for a coach that honestly means what he says matters the most to him when making his college decision. He wants to avoid any coach recruiting him a certain way right now for it to be different by the time he arrives on their campus.

 

The 6-foot-4 guard also wants to play at a school that will put the ball in his hands.

 

While Arkansas, Baylor, Kansas State, and Texas A&M are currently the most active in his recruitment, lookout for schools such as Florida State, Gonzaga, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas, and Texas Tech to jump into the mix.

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