IOWA CITY, Iowa – Jack Wallace attended a lot of Iowa Football games while growing up in Iowa City as a Hawkeye fan. So, when the 2025 Iowa City (IA) West High quarterback visited as a recruit last fall, it was surreal.
Wallace walked on the field during pregame warmups, receiving an up-close look at the team he previously watched from the stands. It was an experience he won’t soon forget.
“Some of the aspects of the visit I liked most were the environment in Kinnick and being able to be up close to the players and watch how they warm up and get ready for the game,” Wallace told HF.
Wallace started as a freshman last season. The 6-foot-3, 200-pounder improved as the campaign advanced for the rebuilding Trojans, and finished with 829 yards passing and five touchdowns throws. He added a score on the ground.
Colleges noticed his enticing skill set. In addition to Iowa, he took game-day recruiting visits to Iowa State and Nebraska. He returned to those two schools for spring practice recently.
“A few other schools I am feeling good about (besides Iowa) are Nebraska and Iowa State. I have visited both schools twice and I like the coaches there,” he said.
Recruiting contact is limited for high school freshmen, but Wallace is doing his best to connect with college staffs. That includes the Hawkeyes.
“I talked to a few of the coaches on the game-day visit and a little bit since then. A few of the coaches just talked about just keeping your head down and keep working and that grades are most important,” Wallace said.
“I think I stand well with the Hawkeyes right now, but I am just getting started in my high school career and there is still a lot of time left.”
Wallace will camp with Iowa, Iowa State, Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas State and Norte Dame this summer. He’ll also be attending the Lindenwood Mega Camp in early June.
“I am hoping to show my arm strength as well as pure accuracy on throws during camp season,” he said.
Wallace is running for the West track team this spring. He also travels to Chicago for work on footwork and platform throws with quarterback coach Greg Holcomb at Next Level Athletix.
“I’m focusing on my speed and footwork this offseason,” he said.