The long awaited and heavily advertised elite Michigan quarterback camp happened recently and some of the top upcoming signal callers all over the nation competed in Ann Arbor.
Paramus Catholic (N.J.) freshman quarterback Allan Walters came in as one of the youngest campers, but left sharpening his craft and expanding his football IQ.
“It was awesome,” Walters told The Michigan Insider. “It had a really cool atmosphere and it was different than all other camps. We did a lot of fun drills, great competition and always fun to go out there and compete. Overall, I learned a lot and had a great time.”
The young quarterback was placed in the top group along side Avon, Indiana junior quarterback and Wolverine commit Brandon Peters, as well as several others.
He didn’t back off from the opportunity and took it in stride to take in as much information as possible on the position, going snap for snap against the best.
“My group was full of top prospects like Brandon Peters first off,” said Walters. “He’s a great player and I learned a lot from being around people like him and competing with other highly recruits quarterbacks.
“It’s great competing with them to see where you stand. I also got to work with the likes of Jay Cutler and Ken Dorsey, which was unbelievable because I learned so much from them and really improved on a lot of things from being around such great competition.”
The 6-2, 199-pound Walters shined and showcased his great arm and mobility to earn a very unexpected offer from the Maize and Blue shortly after the camp.
“I was touring the facilities after camp and Coach (Chris) Partridge brought me to his office to which Coach (Jim) Harbaugh asked for me as well as Coach (Jedd) Fisch,” said Walters.
“We sat down and I talked with them. They said they really like me and are really excited about me and would like to let me know I have an offer from them. I was in shock. I was so excited I started to tear up. It was amazing.”
The connection he has to the Wolverines is very strong with his former high school coach in Chris Partridge operating the recruiting side at Michigan and is someone he’s still very close with.
“I am really close with him,” said Walters. “I played under him for a full year and my family and I have a great relationship with him.”
“I am very interested in Michigan and it’s still early, but there is no better coach for quarterbacks than Harbaugh out there,” said Walters. “It’s a great fit for me I feel. I just want to go through the process and I should know by next year hopefully.”
Very early on in the recruiting process, Walters feels as though Michigan has the total package.
“(Michigan) is just a great culture,” Walters said. “They have a great atmosphere, facilities and coaches. It’s a very family oriented program and they really care about their players.
“It’s also a great academic school, which is important to me and the coaching staff and their style of play fits me perfectly.”