It's no secret that Lane Kiffin needs to sign a couple of quarterbacks in this upcoming 2010 recruiting class.
Kiffin has his coaching staff searching the country for the best signal callers possible that might have interest in running his pro style offense for the next several years.
While the search has a national flavor to it, Kiffin might not have to travel very far to find one young man that would love to wear the Orange and White.
Pulaski Tennessee's Bo Wallace has grown up attending football games at Rocky Top since he was a youngster. It's no secret he would love to get an offer from the Volunteers.
“There is no doubt I would love to play football for the University of Tennessee,” Wallace told InsideTennessee.com. “Coach (Jim) Chaney came by one of my practices. They are telling me that I'm really important to them and they want to see me in action during their summer camp.”
Wallace confirmed that he will indeed be in Knoxville June 1st for UT's first senior one day camp.
“I will be there for sure,” Wallace said. “I want to go show their entire coaching staff what I can do, that I can play the position for them.”
Wallace is currently getting interest from Southern Mississippi, Ole Miss and picked up his first offer last week from UT Martin.
While Wallace would love to play for UT, he isn't ruling out playing for someone else.
“I won't say it's been a dream to play for Tennessee, but it's something I would love to do,” Wallace said. “I want to play football at the highest level and will consider any school that offers me.”
Wallace, a 6-foot-4, 200-pound athlete who runs a 4.64 forty, threw for over 1.300 yards last fall and rushed for another 1,200 yards.
Wallace is very familiar with the UT campus and has a friend that is currently on this year's football team.
“My best friend Sam is a walk-on football player at UT, I go up and see him a lot,” Wallace explained. “I love the campus, it feels like home.”
Wallace also got to meet the new coaching staff this spring, attending one of the Vols spring practices and getting to sit in on a quarterback position meeting with Coach David Reaves.
“It was great to see first hand how they do things,” Wallace said. “I got to see them up close and how they do things on a daily basis.”
Wallace was impressed with what he saw during the spring.
“I loved the high energy and up tempo of the practices,” Wallace said. “I definitely could see myself going there, it would be an easy choice and an easy transition for me.”