Walsh is one of the Nation's Best

Jordan Walsh check's in as the nation's No. 2 ranked offensive guard prospect for the class of 2011. At 6-4 and 275-pounds, Walsh is from Glenn Ellyn (IL) Glenbard West. He is incredibly gifted athletically and has a 344-pound bench with a 515-pound squat.

Jordan Walsh currently holds offers from Illinois, Northwestern, Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan State, Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, Purdue, Vanderbilt, USC, Arizona, Duke, Boston College and Connecticut.

"I have tried to visit as many schools as I could but with both parents working full time and wrestling and track we have been limited to visiting schools within our area. We have been to the Illinois, Northwestern, Iowa, Michigan St., Michigan, Wisconsin, Purdue, Ohio, and Notre Dame. Honestly I have liked all the campuses and all the coaching staffs.

"This Saturday I will be at the Notre Dame spring game. I am looking forward to seeing my teammate Chris Watt. I am also going to Iowa in June. All the teams that are recruiting me are showing strong interest. I get tons of mail from everyone, hand written notes from the coaches and information about their schools and football programs."

Walsh talked about the upcoming season and his game overall.

"Last year we were undefeated and our only loss was in the state championship game in a double overtime. We have been preparing for this upcoming season since the day after the championship game. We have a lot of returning starters. Glenbard West has a strong football family and we are continuing to get faster and stronger in the off-season.

"I started playing football in the seventh grade. I was not very good. In fact I only played five downs the whole season. That year, I fell in love with the game of football. I knew from that point I would do anything and everything to get better.

"I feel my greatest strength and what I do better than anyone else that plays my position, is my drive and strong work ethic. I push myself on a daily basis to get faster, stronger, and learn as much as I can about the game. I encourage my teammates to do the same. I am opening to playing any position in college."

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