Avery Walls adds Stanford to his list of official offers

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.

12 comments Add your comment

Ali Allah Ackbar

November 4th, 2009
7:21 am

Dogs suck, go to Tech!

Joe Blow

November 4th, 2009
7:35 am

cj

November 4th, 2009
8:06 am

we beat Tech 7 out of 8 years but the Dogs suck???!! Good One tard!

Tom

November 4th, 2009
8:08 am

Ali is a mutt poser, cj.

Gerald Ball

November 4th, 2009
8:53 am

So … nobody cares about Avery Walls I guess?

bank walker

November 4th, 2009
9:00 am

Georgia need to get this kid in their secondary yesterday!

Buddy Ivey

November 4th, 2009
9:08 am

Way to go Avery, just take your time and see what all comes your way. Tons of time left for you. You are a good young man and great things are coming your way. Buddy and Kim

The Truth

November 4th, 2009
3:39 pm

How can this information be correct? A college coach cannot contact a junior player before September 1st of the athletes senior year, although they can send official offer letters. This article doesn’t mention whether or not Coach Harbaugh called him or he called the coach, but in an earlier article concerning the Oklahoma offer (rivals.com), Walls specifically stated that Coach Stoops called him. Hmmm…by this we find that either someone is violating NCAA regulations or….someone is lying. Highlight films look good, but GAME film doesn’t lie.

Big L

November 4th, 2009
9:18 pm

Mr Ackbar is right. If Mr Walls has no NFL ambitions, than by all means, go to Tech and get a desk job. Aint a damn thing wrong with that. Even though I got served by a tech grad at Olive Garden last week. I guess there are so many engineers that they all can’t get jobs in the recession. Now, if Avery is considering pro football as a future career, stay away from tje acc and come to UGA . Richt gets d players to NFL. Besides , Tech gonna hate the whole world when Auburn fires Chizick, and Paul Johnson takes the job . A real coach can’t get no love in the acc. Heck, if he coyld blend the triple option with the pro style, I would love his fire at UGA.

HS Fan

November 4th, 2009
10:13 pm

Ive seen this guy play several games and have to agree with the statement that the games dont lie. If he is a D1 player then there are a bunch of them out there. I wonder if he is trying to increase his exposure with these articles. Go to UGA would be great, then their D will continue to suck cause he cant tackle anything that aint standing still

Mirage

November 5th, 2009
8:11 am

Mr. Walls, the Stanford offer is not really worth the paper it is written on. It is not like other offer letters. Read it closely, it says one of the scholarship conditions is you have to be admitted there. Most letters say that but Stanford uses that to decide who they REALLY want. Stanford admissions are more along the lines of the Ivy’s. There is no set minimum GPA or SAT level. Stanford passes all these offers out and then controls who actually gets an application for admission. They might promise you an application in March and you might not actually get it until December. The Admissions department takes at least 8 weeks to make a decision then. Do not commit to them before you know for a fact that you are admitted.

charles Big Dog

November 8th, 2009
9:08 am

All football teams have less than banner years, look at tech, they lost to Ga. 7 or 8 years in arow. So what is the problem.. We wii overcome.