Walters has a Top 5

LSU's search for offensive linemen remains out west, as the Tigers are one of a handful of teams hoping to secure the services of west Texas offensive tackle Mason Walters.

Mason Walters

 

The junior tackle (6-5, 280) is ranked fourth in the country at his position and he is steadily garnering attention and offers.

 

"Things have kind of taken off," he said. "I actually just got an offer from Nebraska today."

 

Walters also has offers from Arizona, Baylor, LSU, Notre Dame, Stanford, Teaxas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, and USC.

 

With so many schools to consider, which offers have perked his interest?

 

"I'd say my top five isn't in a specific order, but Texas, Texas Tech, USC, Notre Dame, and LSU probably rounds out the top five,” he said. “LSU is definitely up there because they won the national championship. The level of talent they have is ridiculous, and if you play for Les Miles you know you're going to be capable of winning a national title."

 

Walters has not been in contact with the Tigers' coaching staff of late because the contact has to be initiated by a prospect but he plans to put in a call soon.

 

"I actually just got the number of one of the coaches over there recently, so I'm going to give them a call in the next few days,” he said.

 

As a highly-prized recruit from the talent-rich state of Texas, would Walters prefer to stay in-state or go abroad?

 

"Obviously, Texas is the big state school around here, and Tech is about 15 minutes away from my house,” he said. “If I felt right at a program I wouldn't have a problem going out of state. I'd probably only see my parents once or twice a year, but that's just part of growing up and moving on."

 

With offers from so many different types of schools, Walters mentioned the importance of exposure.

 

"I definitely want to give myself a chance to be seen and do well at the college level," he said. "It's good to surround yourself with a good talent level, stay healthy, and see where you can go after that."

 

Walters has attended junior day at Texas, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State, but says his visits are not finished.

 

"I'm probably finished with junior days, but there are still some camps I want to go see,” he said. “I think USC's camp is sometime in June or July, and I want to go check out Notre Dame's campus. I've been talking to my dad about heading out to the bayou to see what LSU has to offer also."

 

With so much to consider, it doesn't seem that Walters' mind will be made up any time soon.

 

"You think you know where you're going to go and then it changes," he said. "It varies, it really does."


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