Avery Walls’ big hit getting clicks on YouTube

Most people who read this blog know that Avery Walls transferred from Union Grove to Eagles Landing Christian Academy late this summer.

Walls, the No. 9 defensive back in the country according to Rivals.com, got his first action with the Chargers’ this past weekend as they traveled down to Tallahassee, Fla., to take on North Florida Christian. They won 27-0. And you could say Walls had an impact on the game.

Check out this big hit, which is rapidly gaining attention on YouTube.com:

It was a good debut for Walls with his new team. He finished with six tackles, four forced fumbles and had two carries for 24 yards on offense. And he had few other big hits. You can check out all his highlights by CLICKING HERE.

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61 comments Add your comment

getgo

August 29th, 2010
5:12 pm

probably not first

Frank

August 29th, 2010
5:20 pm

Probably 2nd to getgo. LOL

LeftCoastDawg

August 29th, 2010
5:23 pm

Probably 3rd.

I can('t) count

August 29th, 2010
5:25 pm

Still@theBAR

August 29th, 2010
5:33 pm

Sitting on the bar stool and I find my jock up around my neck just watching that hit.

In the dark

August 29th, 2010
5:37 pm

So, has this guy commited to a college team yet?

1bighammer

August 29th, 2010
5:52 pm

In the dark…he’s got plenty of offers but he…er..his Mama is waiting on Ohio State.

TXDawg

August 29th, 2010
6:05 pm

His mama plays football too?

Douglas

August 29th, 2010
6:07 pm

I am a UGA fan and still don’t know why we are not recruiting him.

W

August 29th, 2010
6:09 pm

Sorry, not that impressive..Just happened to hit the ball…I expected someone to be decapitated.

Nick

August 29th, 2010
6:17 pm

I agree that video didnt live up to the hype

RomeDawg

August 29th, 2010
6:19 pm

Perfectly placed hit!

Jack this

August 29th, 2010
6:19 pm

Ga Tech’s Matt Kuchar just won THE BARCLAYS in a playoff

Dawg House

August 29th, 2010
6:53 pm

It was a good hit, but it wasn’t really solid. It almost looked like he went to his knees before making solid contact. Just good coverage, but nothing to really freak out over. The guy he hit looks about half his size….. at the next level, that won’[t bethe case.

Frank Lane

August 29th, 2010
6:57 pm

Was not impressed. And for the record, Robert Wilder did not show me anything Friday night in the Plant – Manatee game. Blakely was 10 times the back. Let FSU have him. He is overhyped.

ryan

August 29th, 2010
7:16 pm

There was was LB on Manatee side that dominated Plant HS and Wilder Jr who cares about Kuchar Bubba Watson is the man .

ryan

August 29th, 2010
7:32 pm

UGA back in the hunt for Stephon Tuitt also Terance Smith plans to visit UGA .

ATLNTA

August 29th, 2010
7:50 pm

his mam played for which team @1bighammer

Bull

August 29th, 2010
8:03 pm

That was a good one. I miss the days of Greg Blue, Jermaine Phillips and Thomas Davis knocking guys out of their shoes at UGA

Louie

August 29th, 2010
8:14 pm

Well, where do I start..

Maybe,just maybe he will want to go to GT and avoid jail time.
CPJ CANMAKE A MAN OUTTA HIM.

Frank

August 29th, 2010
8:14 pm

Tuitt should look long and hard at UGA, he would be a sack machine in that defense.

THWGT!!!

MikeP

August 29th, 2010
8:37 pm

Does Tuitt like to party? With UGA being rated the nations #1 party school and all the interesting arrests, that could be a big selling point.
If that doesn’t work with Tuitt, there are a bunch of dudes around South Florida that can play football and would fit right in at Athens.

ryan

August 29th, 2010
8:46 pm

Well he does live only 30 miles away from Athens so it would a convince and close to home .

Southside High School Observer

August 29th, 2010
8:48 pm

They are really building a strong GHSA Single A program at Eagles Landing Christian School (ELCA, as they call it). With the addition of Union Grove transfer Avery Wall, the program only got better. They have a few Division 1 prospects on the team, in addition to Wall. One running back started last year as a freshman. I can’t recall his name, but he is D1 all the way.

Last year, I saw ELCA play Landmark Christian (who usually produces one or two D1As or D1AAs each year). Already, Landmark’s Carson Barnett has committed to D1AA powerhouse Elon of the Southern Conference. Elon is ranked nationally # 7 in the pre-season poll. They also have a junior WR named Cantrell Frazier who, in my opinion, will be D1. Zach Barnett, Carson’s twin brother, will probably sign as a tight end and/or a long snapper. Last year, Josh Gebhardt of Landmark signed with Georgia Southern, and the year before that, Andrew Glaze signed with the Naval Academy (D1A). In 2008, Landmark’s Walt Lenard signed with Furman and Jimmy Eden signed with Liberty.

Chip, you know that I like to keep up with my Southside teams. I particularly like to keep up with Jonesboro (home of Scott Woerner and the Douglass brothers, Harry and Toney; good articles in yesterday’s AJC about them); North Clayton (D. J. Shockley’s always been my favorite there); Forest Park (who else but Hines Ward?); Lovejoy (Mario Fannin ought to have a great year at Auburn, and we can’t forget Teshard Choice of Clayco); Morrow (remember “Number 1,” Andre Hastings and the 1986 State Champions?), Fayette County (Brandon Boykin currently starring with the Dogs and Will “Cowboy” Forts and Warren Gray of the UGA National Champions in 1980); Sandy Creek (Calvin Johnson and a host of others, including this past year’s State Champions); McIntosh which is a group of scrappers who are still trying to take it into a winning program, Newnan (Drew Hill and the Ogletree Twins, Alex and Zander); Riverdale (Cordy Glenn, a top SEC lineman with the current Bulldogs); Henry County (Jamal Patterson who saw a lot of time as a freshman WR at Stanford this past season); Griffin (since Max Dowis left North Clayton to coach there and coached luminaries like UGA’s Freddie Gilbert — who teamed up with Fayette County’s Will Forts in the football recovery against Auburn in 1980, resulting in “sugar fallin’ from the sky” — and UT’s Willie Gault who also starred on the famous 1985 Bears NFL Champions); Southwest DeKalb (since before Buck came in — during the days of Dewey Alverson when SWD was considered a “country school” in the lower part of DeKalb — and upgraded the program even more, producing players like Quincy Carter of the 1995 State Champions; last year’s Ken Malcolme was Four-Star back signed by UGA, but his powerful fullback who plowed so many holes for him, Jerome Lewis is back and will be plowing a few holes for himself this year); ELCA (which is, like I said, a premier Single A program in the state); Landmark Christian (I mentioned it already); and Creekside (home of this year’s Number Four pick in the NFL draft, Eric Berry, who has twin brothers on Creekside’s team now who are garnering attention).

I am beginning to keep up with Stephenson (watched the exploits of QB Jordan Tarver and Gang on GHSA TV against Parkview — not a “Southside” school, in my opinion — on TV this past Friday night), Westlake (Sean Jones, Pac Man Jones, and many, many skilled athletes), Washington High (UGA’s speedster, Branden Smith), Douglass High (Jamal Lewis and a host of others), and M. L. King High in DeKalb. There are just so many good things and great athletes coming out of the Southside.

Avery Wall made the switch from a large public school (Union Grove) to a smaller private school (ELCA). Had it been the other way around, there is a possibility that he would not have already garnered so much attention, and that would have been a shame because he is an athlete. Another student-athlete which I mentioned a time or two last year is Robert Trotter. I watched him play for Landmark Christian last year in its game against ELCA. It was a hard-fought game, and Trotter had a number of very impressive catches against ELCA. This year Trotter is playing for McIntosh which opened its regular season this past Friday in Pike County, playing a Pirate team which is on the up-swing. (Clint Burton, who used to be the Head Coach at North Clayton and Fayette County, is the Offensive Coordinator, and I noticed that Scott Woerner’s younger brother, Clay, is also on the coaching staff. The superintendent, Michael Duncan, was formerly the principal at Lovejoy High. It appears to be a “reunion” of Clayton County people in Pike County.)

In McIntosh’s preseason game against Shaw High of Columbus, MHS beat Shaw 9 to 6 in three quarters. (The coaches had agreed to play the JV in the fourth quarter.) McIntosh QB Cameron (Cam) Porter teamed up with Robert Trotter for a beautiful strike in the end zone (with Trotter keeping his feet in bounds). At Pike County this past Friday night, Porter, the leader on the team and last year’s MVP (a kid who was probably up for the running as All-Region QB) went down with a knee injury on the second series, after an impressive 35 yard run up the sidelines. The McIntosh fans are hoping that the injury is only a bad sprain and that Cam will be back after two or three weeks. An MRI has performed this weekend. I will keep you posted.

Starting CB Jake Turner was thrust into action as QB. Until fairly recently, he was Number Three on the QB depth chart but the second string quarterback (6′ 3″) and starting linebacker decided to quit and concentrate on basketball and baseball. Little Jake Turner (about 5′ 8″ or 5′ 9″) stepped in and played admirably once he settled down. He was downright impressive in the second half. He teamed up with several receivers, including Robert Trotter, the transfer from Landmark.
A parent put some of the action on YouTube.Com. Two of the passes that Turner threw to Trotter start at the 1:25 mark on the video, culminating in the Jake Turner to Robert Trotter touchdown pass. The whole segment is only about two minutes and shows high school football at its best. You can feel the enthusiasm. It was a packed-out crowd (both sides). The Turner-to-Trotter touchdown pass made the score 10 to 6 with about five minutes left in the game. McIntosh’s extra point was blocked, and Pike County was able to pick up the second first down and run out the clock. Here’s the link…
http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=rugbyturner#p/u/1/X_7_WEHfdKU

ryan

August 29th, 2010
9:08 pm

I trying to remember that didn’t Superman D. Howard and Josh Smith play basketball at Landmark Christian .

Southside High School Observer

August 29th, 2010
9:37 pm

Randolph Morris (of Kentucky and the Hawks) played at Landmark. Dwight Howard played for Southwest Atlanta Christian School (SACA) which plays Landmark on a regular basis in football and basketball. When Morris and Howard were seniors, they played against each other three times, with Landmark coming out on top two times. Dwight Howard’s father coaches (I presume still does) at SACA.

Josh Smith played at McEachern in Cobb before leaving for Virginia to play at Oak Hill (is that name, Chip?) Academy, a prep school. Then, to the NBA.

Ramo

August 29th, 2010
9:54 pm

Um? Southside observer. Don’t ever do that again!

Chiefs Fan!!!

August 29th, 2010
10:05 pm

What’s wrong, Ramo, don’t you know how to use a scroll bar? If you don’t want to read something, you just scroll down. That’s the beauty of the internet!!!

I want to give a SHOUT OUT to some of my boys who shined on Friday nigth!!! Evan Hall, Tim Thornburg, Robert Trotter, and Alex Ostendorf (!!!) for receptions!!! Chris Cable and Joe Trevena for hard running!!! And to the entire Defense which never gave up!!!

Flo-Ri-Duh!

August 29th, 2010
11:38 pm

Avery Walls is highly rated on one site but the rest don’t rate him nearly that high. UGA doesn’t appear to be in the picture though they have offered him. It was a good hit but he was late getting to the receiver. The jury is still out on how good he is.

Red Panty Lover

August 29th, 2010
11:46 pm

Terence Moore needs to stay off TV. Mark Richt runs a clean program, no big coaching violations. You can not make the kids not be kids! However he could discipline them a little better. And he says “UGA 7-5 and GT at worst 10-2″…typical!

naganole

August 30th, 2010
12:22 am

@Ryan LOL at Terrance Smith visiting UGA. BTW, have you heard where Ray Drew will be next Sat?? :smug:

Truth Teller

August 30th, 2010
6:54 am

He is at ELCA to play corner, he had to be able to make a good hi-lite tape and needed to cover single A receivers, wont be near as many good ones as he would have seen in AAAA. He didnt want no part of covering the boys from Griffin, they would show he aint really a great DB. Average player whose blown himself up using the internet

bungle bee

August 30th, 2010
8:02 am

he’s told friends (students at UGHS) he’s UT bound, and the “rumor’ is he transfered because of the level of competition in quad -A-

TD VOL

August 30th, 2010
8:07 am

Phil T.

August 30th, 2010
8:30 am

wow….Southside….you know your southside! I enjoyed reading about the great athletes which have played on the southside!! I grew up in Rockdale. I didn’t you you mention Rockdale.. Rockdale county is southside too!!

Mr. popo

August 30th, 2010
9:00 am

OK First To all the Hatters of this Kid he has consistantly been knockin blocks off since he started Highschool……. He will hit someone smaller, the same size and twice as BIG as Him as he displayed in last years Vigor game that was the Biggest group of highschool kids I believe is out there. This Kid is Fearless and does not care about his body when he makes a tackle. That was just one hit but I see he posted the rest of the game on Youtube check this link out.

Mr. popo

August 30th, 2010
9:01 am

Flo-Ri-Duh!

August 30th, 2010
9:22 am

Changing the subject…. Tuitt is unlikely to go to UGA because his mother. She evidently met Mark Richt but wasn’t impressed with him for some reason. It appears that SHE will decide where Stephon goes to school.

trueUGAfan

August 30th, 2010
9:31 am

R.I.P. Nick Turner,Parade All-American,Washington H.S.(Atlanta) 2001-2002

Grantham's D

August 30th, 2010
10:01 am

Agree with Frank Lane Wilder looks like a bust after that game. LB size wanting to play running back where has this happened before. I will take crowell any day

Chip Towers

August 30th, 2010
10:03 am

trueUGAfan: That’s terrible about Nick Turner! What happened?

ryan

August 30th, 2010
10:31 am

naganole what your buddy Wilder Jr got overshadowed buy Mike Blakely Plant HS got the craped beat on national tv .

ryan

August 30th, 2010
10:54 am

Flo Ri Duh do you have any news on Ray Drew does still look good for UGA someone thinks he is lock for FSU .

Lowcountry Bulldawg

August 30th, 2010
10:58 am

Don’t knock Wilder for one bat game. If you remember in AJ Greens National High School game against the Miami team he was shut down big time, so one game means nothing. I would still welcome the young man at UGA!

naganole

August 30th, 2010
11:05 am

@Ryan. JWJ averaged 5 ypc in a scrimmage behind an uninspired Plant OL. Mich commit Posada is their best lineman and he was getting worked by 190lb junior DE. Wilder also had no negative runs. This is the type of back FSU is looking for. JWJ will be comparable to Eddie George in college.

Les W. Moore

August 30th, 2010
11:19 am

What category do these church teams play?

Lowcountry Bulldawg

August 30th, 2010
11:27 am

Naga,

That stat line is misleading you gotta admit that. One thing you mentioned was the George comparison. Probably true in the upright running style, but JWJ is not a brusier back like George was. I think he is classified right as a Athlete. In college it will be tough I think to determine his true position.

naganole

August 30th, 2010
11:40 am

@LCB Perhaps, but EG was the best comparison I could come up with. He’ll get stronger in a college S&C program for sure…

Phil T.

August 30th, 2010
11:42 am

hey les, I believe they’re in Class A of Georgia High shool associaton.

Lowcountry Bulldawg

August 30th, 2010
11:54 am

Naga,

I agree with you. Like I said I am not going to bash the kid on one game. I wish I could have seen the replay where he got the roughing the penaly on the QB1 as that was a critical moment at the game. If they had forced that punt then brought back in the starter who knows what may have played out.