You have to like Avery Walls’ proactive approach to recruiting.
A junior defensive back at Union Grove, he already has landed an offer from Oklahoma because he and his parents sent a “recruiting packet” they put together that included personal information, video highlights and academic information. They did the same thing for Stanford and it resulted in an official offer from the Cardinal Monday night.
“I talked to Coach [Jim] Harbaugh last night and he asked me if I’d received my official offer letter,” Walls said. “I said I hadn’t seen it. We talked for a while and he was telling me a lot about the school and the campus about the football program. It’s a very prestigious school. I feel great about it.”
Walls (5-10, 180) transferred to Union Grove from Sandy Creek last year. As a safety this season, the junior has four interceptions and leads the team 60 tackles, 10 pass breakups, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery for a touchdown.
Walls has been to at least two Georgia Tech football games and visited Georgia, Ohio State, Florida State, Oklahoma and Temple this past summer.
Walls said he first knew Stanford was serious about him when running backs coach Willie Taggart came and visited the school this past Thursday.
“The coaches told me the cost of going to college there is $60,000 a year,” Walls said. “So that’s something to think about.”
That said, it’s probably going to be a while before Walls commits anywhere.
“I’m just going to wait until the time is right,” he said. “It’s still kind of early.”
Besides, who knows what offers tomorrow’s mail might bring.