Corey Bender

In-State Suitors Are Tagging John Waller, a Three-Star Defensive Tackle, as a Top Priority

Two suitors are really going all in for the services of 2018 three-star defensive tackle, John Waller, a product of St. Petersburg (Fla.) Admiral Farragut.

John Waller continues to play the waiting game with his "favorite" school, but also has significant interest in three schools that already delivered scholarship offers.

A 2018 defensive tackle at St. Petersburg (Fla.) Admiral Farragut, the 6-foot-4, 290-pound Waller is a wanted man who is tagged as a three-star prospect on Scout.

"I don't have a top school, but my favorite school is Auburn University," Waller said. "I also have interest in Michigan, South Florida and Indiana.

"I really don't have a top school just yet."

With a handful of additional offers to select from, including Louisville and Iowa State, Waller says South Florida and UCF are the schools pushing hardest for his services in the trenches.

"I think they like how big I am, and that I can move like a skill player," Waller said. "Also the aggression I bring to the table when I step on the field.

"I feel like I have to make every play, every down."

Waller believes there would be minimal hiccups if he opted to stay put in the Tampa Bay area to play for coach Charlie Strong and the USF Bulls.

"USF was one of the places I felt comfortable, like I was at home," Waller said. "I didn't have to get used to anything. Everything was up to speed and I didn't have to do any catching up on anything.

"Their camp was great; I learned a few different things I didn't know."

Waller journeyed through UCF's campus once before, and plans to return to Orlando for their anticipated junior day next month.

"UCF, I once took a visit with my coach," Waller said. "We watched the game and took a tour of the campus, but that's about it.

"I hope to learn more on the junior day I'm attending in April."

Waller has no additional visits scheduled.

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