Walters Commits to SEC School

After a handful of junior day trips and visits to college practices, Briarwood Christian linebacker Bo Walters has seen all he needs to see.

Bo Walters

"Mississippi State offered me on Thursday," said the 6-2, 225 linebacker. "After talking with my family I decided to go ahead and commit to Mississippi State. I called Coach Cheese and told him."

Walters chose the Bulldogs over interest from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson and Vanderbilt.

"I went to junior days at Alabama, Auburn and Mississippi State," said Bo. "Once I left Mississippi State, I knew that was the place for me."

Walters, a veteran of a few visits to MSU practices, reports that things are a little different in Starkville.

"One of the things that really impressed my family was that when we visited some other schools the coaches were screaming and cussing at the players," explained Walter. "At Mississippi State it just wasn't like that."

"Coach Croom is just a good Christian man and I just like his morals and what all he stands for. I like how they practice and coach. I like the whole staff there. They are all great coaches."

The Bulldogs are expecting Bo to be a defensive playmaker of the future.

"They are recruiting me as a middle linebacker," said Walter. "I used to play running back and then I moved over to linebacker last year. I think my tackles were someone in the 90s, but I am not sure of the exact total."

Walters prides himself on being a rather vocal on and off the field for his teammates.

"I try to be a leader to the guys around me," said Bo. "I think how you play says a lot. I may not be the fastest or the strongest, but I am going to play twice as hard as some of the other players do."

Bo was looking to make an early decision and he is grateful that he was able to end the recruiting process rather early.

"I want to be able to focus on my senior year," said Walters. "I want to be able to concentrate on Briarwood football and not have all of this hanging over me. My parents are real excited about it too. They love it down there at Mississippi State. We just agree it's just a good fit for me."

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