Elite LB Tavion Wallace down to 12 schools

On3 imageby:Collin Ginnan03/28/24


One of the nation’s best linebackers has narrowed his recruitment to 12 schools, per On3’s Hayes Fawcett.

Jesup (Ga.) Wayne County four-star linebacker Tavion Wallace included Tennessee, Louisville, Kentucky, Georgia, Michigan, Missouri, Florida State, LSU, Auburn, Florida, South Carolina and Arkansas on his list of schools.

Wallace is the nation’s No. 44 overall prospect, No. 4 linebacker and No. 9 recruit from Georgia in the 2025 cycle according to the On3 Industry Ranking — a weighted average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies. He is also the No. 2 linebacker in the 2025 On300.

According to On3 Director of Recruiting Chad Simmons, the buzz in Wallace’s recruitment surrounded Florida State as of the end of February.

The buzz: Florida State continues to trend for Tavion Wallace. The linebacker out of Jesup (Ga.) Wayne County is high on the Seminoles because of relationships and comfortability. Others are in the mix though. This spring, Wallace plans to visit LSU on March 9, South Carolina on March 23, Florida on April 9 and Florida on April 12. Wallace could work in a visit to Auburn and Georgia as well this spring. He has lined up official visits to Georgia June 7-9 and South Carolina June 21-23. He is finalizing an official visit with Florida State as well. Wallace wants to commit later this summer.”

Tavion Wallace Scouting Summary

On3’s scouting and rankings team writes this about the 6-foot-1, 197-pound Wallace as a prospect:

“One of the most athletic defensive prospects in the 2025 recruiting cycle who consistently flashes on the film with his explosiveness and ability to detonate ball carriers. Long speed for the linebacker position is rare. Member of his high school’s 400 and 800-meter relay teams during his sophomore track and field season. Ran an incredible 10.84 100m and an equally impressive 22.44 200m during his freshman track and field season. Unverified size but listed at 6-foot-1, 200 pounds.

“Will need to add mass throughout his frame but has an excellent build in order to sit at 220-225 pounds as a freshman in college. If he can carry the extra weight and maintain his burst and top-end speed his ceiling is limitless. Should be one of the more sought-after players in the entire country.”