Close To A Commitment?

Homewood RB Walter Rutledge is gaining interest as we approach the stretch run to signing day. He talked with about what he's hearing from Southern Miss.

Walter Rutledge is a talented RB from Homewood, AL, who is working hard to get his name out as recruiting comes into the final weeks leading up to signing day.

The talented RB out of Homewood, AL says he is staying patient and hopeful that opportunities will come his way.

"Right now I am working out and spending a lot of time in the weight room trying to get bigger and faster," he told

"I'm also doing everything I can do to keep my grades up and working hard in the classroom."

Rutledge said right now there is one school recruiting him more than any other.

"Right now Southern Miss is really after me a lot," he said. "I am very interested in their program, want to visit, and if they offer me I'd be ready to commit."

Does he feel they are close?

"From what I heard they just need to see my transcript and I will get that on Monday."

Rutledge said he's also hearing from UAB, South Alabama, and Arkansas State at this time.

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