Melbourne Catholic, FL athlete Zamari Walton has played multiple positions during his high school career. This spring, Walton has begun to see interest pick up in his recruitment
Walton’s speed and explosion are two phases of his game that are drawing attention from schools. Walton is excelling in the 400, 100, and long jump for his high school track team.
Five schools have offered Zamari. Vanderbilt, Georgia Tech, Cincinnati, Mercer, and Samford have all offered. “The Georgia Tech offer has opened my eyes and has got me wanting to go up to the school for a visit.” Zamari has also begun to hear from Central Florida, Tulane, and FAU.
Georgia Tech Coach Craig Candeto has built a relationship with Zamari. “He talks to me in a way that makes you want to keep talking to him and learn more about him, what Georgia Tech is all about, and he’s just great all around guy.” With his spring break beginning, Zamari hopes to visit Tech. Zamari will talk to his family and Coach Candeto to decide which is the best day to visit. “I’d love to see a practice to be honest.”
Tech is looking at Zamari as an athlete. He’s played defensive back, running back, slot receiver, and wide receiver for Melbourne Catholic. “I think I play them equally well.” At 6’ 2”, Tech will probably look at Zamari at the corner position. The same is true for Vanderbilt and Cincinnati. The position he plays is not a factor to Zamari.
Zamari had originally planned to visit Vanderbilt but it doesn’t look as though he’ll be making that trip during his spring break. “I’d rather go to Georgia Tech and learn about the school and everything. I will be attending the Central Florida spring game.”
A decision following his senior season has been planned by Zamari. Zamari will concentrate on football during the season and then turn his attention to recruiting once the season is over.
Education will come first in deciding which school he will attend. “I’m lucky that I have the abilities on the football field to pay for my college education. That is what it is all about.” Finding a school that gives him that home feel will also be important to Zamari. “I just want a school to give me a good feel when I am there, a great education, and a staff that will play the best player even if the player is a freshman.” Distance from home will not be a factor in the Walton decision.