Caleb Walter Talks Combine

West Branch athlete discusses his performance at the combine and his recruitment

The halls of West Branch were filled this week with students, per usual.

However, there were some additional visitors to the rural Eastern Iowa town.

Iowa Head Football Coach Kirk Ferentz and Assistant Coach Reese Morgan came calling on early Wednesday morning and spoke with Bears head football coach Butch Pedersen about QB/Athlete Caleb Walter. On Saturday, he called back with a visit to the Iowa campus as part of the Combines.

"Iowa and Iowa State were in last week," said the 2005 Class 1A All-State performer. "I will have a visit with a coach from Stanford in the month of May sometime." Walter was a bit disappointed with his performance at the combine, as there were numerous coaches on hand to witness the festivities - including Iowa Head Coach Kirk Ferentz, Iowa Offensive Coordinator Ken O'Keefe, and Iowa State Head Coach Dan McCarney to name a few.

"I was a bit disappointed with my 40 times (5.07 on the 1st run, 4.84 on the second). I came out of the blocks a little slow because I am a bit sore from being in a track meet last night," Walter said. "It's fun to come out here and compete at these things and see what I can do and what other guys can do."

The 6-foot-4, 200-pound athlete is hoping to receive an offer from a Division I school very soon. "No one has offered yet, but I will just wait for the right one."

Iowa, Iowa State, Wisconsin, Stanford, and new possible suitor Vanderbilt are the schools that seem to be the most active for Walter's services.

He will be attending the Nike All-American camp in Ohio later this summer. Additionally, he will be camping at both Iowa and Iowa State over the next two months.

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