"I really like (the Iowa coaches) a lot," the standout 2011 Offensive Guard said. "There's not a person on the staff who I've met that I didn't like."
Asked where the Hawkeyes stand in the sweepstakes for his immense talent, Walsh said: "I think Iowa stands pretty high up there."
Walsh, who holds at least 17 scholarship offers, including Iowa, Arizona, Boston College, Michigan, Nebraska, Tennessee, UCLA, USC and Wisconsin, said he is in the process of narrowing down his list of prospective college destinations.
"I honestly don't have anything in mind right now," the 6-foot-3, 275-pounder from Glen Ellyn, Ill. said. "I'm going to narrow it down, but I'm not sure to what number. After that, I'll (officially) visit the top schools that I've narrowed it down to."
Walsh hopes to study business or education in college. He thinks Iowa would be a good fit for either of those majors.
"We went into the athletes' support buildings and different academics buildings around campus and it seems like they have excellent academic and support systems," Walsh said. "I felt comfortable with them."
"Coach Ferentz and I talked about a lot of things, not just football," Walsh said. "We talked about Nebraska possibly joining the Big Ten. He's really nice and cool. He's not a guy that's just going to talk about football right away. He talks to you like a regular person."
Walsh only has scheduled one more visit this summer as of now. He set up a trip to Michigan State on July 23.