Georgia Tech, Indiana, Memphis, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest have all extended an offer and are trying to get Walker Culver to reconsider his decision. And more offers are likely to roll in during the spring evaluation period.
“I have been very honored that schools have interest in me and have given me those opportunities. I am still committed to Colorado,” he said. “It is just the best for me and I have really enjoyed my visits there.
“I love Colorado's coaching staff after establishing a relationship with [head] coach [Mike] MacIntyre and [offensive line] coach [Klayton] Adams. They have just been very good to me in recruiting and great about the whole process.”
Culver was in Boulder to watch the Buffaloes' defeat Washington State last fall and he returned for another unofficial visit in the winter.
“I went up there with my girlfriend because she had a soccer camp. I actually got to see a lot of the players in the 2017 class on their official visit. It was really great, they let me tag along with them,” Culver said. “I also got to have a personal meeting with Coach Adams and another 2017 offensive line commit.
“I was very thankful they let me join them. I got to see a little more than I had seen before, learned a little bit more about how the day-to-day life at Colorado is and what they are about. And since then Coach Adams has been checking in on me, seeing how I am doing.”
Right now Culver does not have any college visit plans. Instead, he is throwing the shot put in track and field, preparing for the ACT, and gaining weight.
“Since the season I have put on about 30 pounds. Last weekend, at [The Opening regional event in Georgia] they measured me at 6-foot-5.5, 273-pounds,” he said. “I have been working hard this off-season at my school and with a personal trainer. I have improved my hand speed and have been working out hard and eating the right foods.”
Culver believes his attendance at The Opening will benefit him going forward. He was a tight end before embracing his new role as an offensive lineman last fall.
“I am starting to understand the defensive linemen and what they are thinking and what they are trying to do when they go against you,” he said. “I am just getting a better understanding for the position in general. My high school coaches and other coaches feel offensive tackle is a more natural position for me than tight end.”
BuffStampede.com will continue to keep tabs with Culver the next 10 months leading up to signing day for the Class of 2018.