By Keith McGonigle.
As the Tigers continue to struggle on the field this year, the good news for Tiger fans is that the future looks very bright. The 2011 recruiting class should be one of the best classes ever for Clemson. The one position that Clemson is thin is linebacker. Currently there are two verbal commits one is standout linebacker Colton Walls from Charlotte Latin High School whose high school career just ended,
“The season went pretty well, but we ended up losing last Friday in the state championship game. It was pretty crazy cleaning out my high school locker after my last football game in high school.”
How did Colton do statistically?
“I ended the season with around 114 tackles in 8 games. I averaged about 12-14 tackles a game.”
Colton is happy that he can put the pads on again in a week,
“I am excited to be able to play football really soon in the Shrine Bowl for private schools. We get to miss a week of school and do two-a-days practices. It should be a lot of fun and my coach will be coaching the defense.”
The 6’2” athlete may end up at middle linebacker, H-Back or Fullback when he gets to Clemson, what does he prefer?
“I will work hard where ever I go, if I can play any of those positions I’ll do them happily. Right now I weigh 234 lbs. but I can gain weight or lose weight whatever they need me to do. I can gain or lose 10 lbs in a day, it just depends what I eat for lunch.”
What does he think about Clemson’s recent play?
“Some tough breaks especially losing on a 55 yard field goal from Florida St. The defense is playing really well though.”
Has he been in contact with other 2011 recruit?
“I haven’t met any of the other recruits still. I have gone to games and just haven’t been able to talk to them. I’ve been telling everyone about how Clemson’s recruiting class is top 8 in the country, I am pretty excited to be part of it.”
Colton began working out the day after his last football game and may take on wrestling in the winter or work with a speed trainer.