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Michigan Coach Lloyd Carr was on the phone yesterday with one of the Keystone state's top prospects and extended the young man an offer to come and play for the Wolverines.

When GoBlueWolverine spoke to Woodland Hills High cornerback's Darrin Walls last month, the western Pennsylvania star claimed the University of Michigan as the leader for his services. The Maize and Blue occupied its place on that perch despite the fact that his only offers at the time were from Pittsburgh and Louisville. That offer list changed yesterday during a phone conversation the the 6-1, 175 pounder had with Michigan coach Lloyd Carr.

"Coach Novak (Woodland Hills head football coach) called me down to the office during ninth period and that's when I spoke to Coach Carr," Walls said. "He told me that he had seen my film and he wanted me to come and play for them."

The Wolverines weren't the only one to come up with a scholarship tender in the last few weeks. Both Akron and Ohio State have offered as well.

Michigan was already in good standing with Walls before the offer. While it certainly solidifies the Maize and Blue's spot on his list of schools, he is not ready to make an early decision. "Now that they offered they are definitely up there," Walls said. "But I think I'm going to wait to make my decision until after the season. My top five would probably be Michigan, Pitt, Virginia, Ohio State and Notre Dame."

Walls, who plans to attend the Nike camp at Penn State, indicated that he planned to take all five of his allotted visits. However, he has not yet determined what all of his destinations will be. "The three I know of right now are Michigan, Virginia and Notre Dame," Walls said. "I don't know about the other two."

Walls followed up a 56-tackle/three-interception sophomore season with a 62-tackle/six interception junior campaign. He sports a 4.4 sec. 40 and also has a 3.4 GPA. Look for his offer sheet to continue to grow in the coming weeks and months.

GBW will continue to keep tabs on his recruitment.

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