Phenix City (Ala.) quarterback Jonathan Wallace flipped his commitment from UCF to Auburn on National Signing Day, leaving the Knights scrambling to find another quarterback.
Wallace was originally committed to Southern Miss and switched his pledge to UCF on Jan. 15. Auburn made a late push for Wallace, who previously held offers from Alcorn State, Arkansas State, FIU, Jacksonville State, Kent State, Memphis, Middle Tennessee State, Northern Illinois, South Alabama and Western Kentucky. Wallace ultimately signed with Auburn Wednesday morning.
The Knights tried to flip another quarterback after learning of Wallace's decision, but UCF couldn't poach one heading to another Conference USA school.
Deltona Trinity Christian coach Allen Johnson said UCF made an eleventh-hour pitch to sign Trinity's Paxton Lynch (6-5, 220) on Wednesday morning. "They called this morning and offered Paxton," Johnson said. "We let him know and he thought about it, but he stuck with Memphis."
Lynch, the MVP of the Central Florida All Star Game, committed to Memphis on Saturday during his official visit with the Tigers.
The Knights added former Missouri quarterback Tyler Gabbert and New York quarterback Troy Green, helping bolster its depth at quarterback behind redshirt freshman starting quarterback Blake Bortles.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times