Six months ago, Avery Walls couldn’t imagine being in the situation he is now. Back then he was wondering if another offer might ever come. Now he’s wondering if they’ll ever stop.
The Union Grove defensive back received his 27th scholarship offer last week from Kentucky and took a visit to LSU this past weekend. And this coming weekend he and his mother, Yvonne Sebastian, will be making a five-day trek out west to check out the schools that him showing interest out there. They’ll visit Stanford, Cal, UCLA and Southern Cal. Only the Trojans have not extended a firm offer.
“I’m pretty excited about it,” said Walls, a 5-foot-11, 185-pound safety. “Everything’s coming really fast. I’m just trying to stay humble, talk to the coaches and try to figure out what’s going to be the best fit for me.”
Walls said distance is not a factor in his recruitment and he wouldn’t mind playing college ball on the West Coast.
“Oh yeah,” he said. “I mean, my mom’s brother lives in California and we have a lot of cousins out there. I don’t have any limitations as far as in state or out of state.”
Stanford was Walls’ second offer. His first was from Oklahoma. Most of the SEC and ACC have offered. Neither Georgia or Georgia Tech have.
Walls visited UGA the weekend before last.
“It was a good visit,” said Walls, who plans to enroll early in college. “I got to meet Coach [Scott] Lakatos. He was the defensive backs coach that was recruiting me at Connecticut. And met the new defensive coordinator [Todd Grantham] and bumped into coach Mark Richt at lunch and talked to him for a minute. They told me they were going to come see me practice this spring. They told me to stay patient.”
With as many options as Walls has, he’s not likely to wait around long.
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