Today it was announced that 4-star recruit Christian Wallace will join the football team on Thursday, in Corvallis. He is planning on playing this year as well. He will not redshirt, according to his Twitter.
Not redshirting I will be in action on the field— نصراني (@Kingwallace22) September 6, 2016
The 6’1 Athlete was back in Texas taking care of academic issues. This is big news for Oregon State. He was considered one of the top athletes in the Nation and was among the top 150 overall prospects in the 2016 class.
Wallace, who runs a 4.78 40, could help Oregon State right away. He will wear #29 and is listed as a Cornerback. He played running back and cornerback at Sealy High School and rushed for over a 1000 yards and 10 touchdowns his Senior season, leading SHS to the second round of the class 4A Playoffs.
In other news, Rahmel Dockery has been moved to Cornerback. The former Wide Receiver, adds depth to the defensive backfield. The former Washington State Transfer at the very least will provide speed to the secondary.
It'll be interesting to see where Wallace and Dockery fall on the depth chart. The good news is that they will both have a little extra time to get situated because of Oregon State’s early bye week. They return to action on Sept. 17th, facing Idaho State at home.