COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- There was no lack for talent at Maryland's first annual 'Big Show' camp late last month, including talents all the way down to the 2018 class. And this precocious rising freshman quarterback at Paramus Catholic/" (Paramus, N.J.) certainly looked and sounded the part.
Among the senior quarterback participants, Kai Locksley shined the most. But the underclassman that turned a lot of heads was Garden State fast-riser Allan Walters, who drove down with his father and a teammate and took in Maryland for the full day.
Walters is no stranger to the state, though, as his father grew up in Southern Maryland and attended Thomas Stone High School. Not to mention Walter was on campus in early June for one of the Terps' one-day camp date.
Nor is he a stranger to the national combine and camp circuit.
The 6-foot-1, 186-pounder has poise, talent and maturity beyond his years for such a young prospect
"Last year I went to a bunch of college campuses," Walters said. "I went on the [quarterback guru] George Whitfield's tour, so I did seven Division I colleges then. And this is my second camp this year. I did Rutgers and Maryland before this earlier this summer, and now I am back here again."
Walters liked a lot of aspects about Maryland.
"I love Coach [Mike] Locksley. He is a really down to earth guy. You can joke around with him, and he is a really good coach," Walters said. "And I think I threw really well today. I did well in one-on-ones, I did well in on-airs. Really, I think I have just got to work on my reads, overall, like game reads and my progressions."
Though it is still so far down the road, Walters was already beaming about the Terps.
"My dad grew up in Maryland, he was born and raised in Maryland, and I would definitely come here if I got an offer here. If I got the chance," Walters said.
So far, Notre Dame, Maryland, Rutgers, Georgia and Rutgers are in pursuit the most. He's hoping the Terps are the first to offer.
"Maryland, I like the campus, the stadium, Coach Locksley -- someone like him to really mentor me if I came here," Walters said.
Walters runs out of a spread offense in high school, so he is mostly a pocket passer but can also get out of the pocket and move around.
"If I had to compare myself to somebody it would be like an Andrew Luck," Walters said. "A pocket passer, pro-style, but I can run if I have to."
The Maryland trip may have been his last college trip of the summer, given his high school team workouts going full-time now.
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