UofL has connections with top Georgia safety

Avery Walls, a three-star safety from McDonough (GA) Union Grove, is one of the best prospects in Georgia. Walls already has 16 BCS offers, and picked up one from Louisville on Wednesday. Walls has several connections to Louisville and spoke with InsideTheVille.com about the Cardinals offer.

Avery Walls is a big-time player. The 5'10, 185-pound Walls is one of the best players in Georgia and already has 16 BCS scholarship offers.

Wednesday morning, Walls spoke with Louisville assistant Brian Jean-Marie and learned that the Cardinals were throwing their hat into the ring for his services.

"I talked to Coach Brian Jean-Marie today and found out about Louisville's offer," Walls said. "He said that I'm a really good down hill player, a big hitter and I'm a DB they really like and that's why they offered. I'm supposed to talk to Coach Strong tonight about the offer."

Jean-Marie, a former assistant at Georgia Tech, had a prior relationship with Walls before he moved to Louisville. Walls also was familiar with Charlie Strong and assistant Kenny Carter while they were coaching at Florida.

"I knew Coach Strong, Coach Jean-Marie and Coach Carter before they went to Louisville," Walls said. "I have a good relationship with all three coaches. I know they're going to have a good team at Louisville because they're great coaches."

Walls also has a couple of friends who recently signed with Louisville, former Sandy Creek teammates Lacy Coleman and Jarrett Davis. While that might not seal the deal with Walls, it certainly doesn't hurt UofL's chances with Coleman and Davis in the fold. In fact, Walls said he'll probably visit Louisville this summer.

"I have some friends that are going to Louisville – Lacy Coleman and Jarrett Davis," said Walls. "They told me good things about Louisville. It's always great to have friends on the team but I want to make sure it's the right fit for me."

A three-star prospect, Walls has no shortage of options. His offer sheet is impressive and includes Michigan, Oklahoma, LSU, Auburn, Stanford, Virginia. Walls picked up offers from Auburn, South Carolina, Michigan and Louisville on Wednesday.

"I'm open and still researching all the schools that have offered," Walls said. "I have to build a good relationship with the coaches and players and feel comfortable there. Academics are number one and I know Louisville has a real good academic program. I'm thinking about majoring in Business but I'm not sure about that."

Walls recorded a team-high 60 tackles, 10 pass breakups, four interceptions and forced two fumbles as a junior. He is rated the No. 21 prospect in Georgia.

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