Darrin Walls Sets the Record Straight

With rumors floating that Woodland Hills (PA) cornerback Darrin Walls had trimmed his list to two schools earlier this week, GoBlueWolverine caught up with him to get the latest.

Under new head coach Dave Wannstedt, The Pittsburgh Panthers have made a lot recruiting noise in Pennsylvania this summer. With 11 commitments already in tow, including one from former Michigan recruit Dorin Dickerson, the new regime has unquestionable momentum. So when one of their recent pledges suggested that Woodland Hills cornerback Darrin Walls had trimmed his list to Pitt and Michigan, many assumed it was indeed true. Walls had also heard of his supposed decision and addressed the subject in an interview last night with GoBlueWolverine.

"I think he was just a little anxious or he was caught off guard with what he was saying…but that's not the truth," Walls said laughing. "Right now I'm still looking at everyone, but my main focus is on Notre Dame, Michigan, and Florida."

Even though they were not mentioned in his top three, when asked specifically about Pitt's status, Walls suggested that the Panthers could still be a factor down the line. "I'm still looking at Pitt and all of that," he said. "A teammate of mine is going there and the coaches are coming at me harder, so I'm looking at Pitt also."

With all of his summer visits now out of the way, Walls' primary focus is on his high school team. The next phase of his recruitment won't really begin until the fall when he plans to take official visits to at least the top three schools on his list. " I was thinking about getting it done [i.e. making his decision] before the season, but I don't think that's going to happen," he said. "It will probably be during the season."

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