Walton working on teammate for Huskers

Nebraska MLB commit Jaevon Walton was the rock of the 2013 Edna Karr defense, wreaking havoc and destruction at every turn. The 6-0, 230-pound Nebraska commit earned first-team all-state honors following his team's run to the Class 4A finals. Walton talks about the ups and downs of his final prep season, his future at Nebraska, the possibility of joining Karr WR Glenn Irons in Lincoln and more.

Jaevon Walton committed to the three-time defending New Orleans Bowl champion Ragin' Cajuns near the end of summer, but when new BCS offers from the likes of Missouri and Nebraska later came his way, Walton reexamined his options and decided to cast his lot with Nebraska following an official visit in early November.

"I told Glenn Irons that Nebraska is not the type to sell you a dream - or wow you - or do anything out of the ordinary when they recruit you," Walton explained. "Nebraska didn't sell me a dream. Coach Pelini told me that they're Nebraska, and 'you'll come and join us.'"

Pelini's direct approach paid off when Walton phoned the Nebraska staff shortly after the conclusion of his visit with the Huskers.

"I told Coach Pelini on the phone that I wanted to join the Nebraska program," Walton said. "That I wanted to come and join them."

What's the odds of Irons also inking with Nebraska?

"Nebraska offered Glenn some time after the season," said Walton, whose team wrapped up the 2013 campaign in early December with a 38-28 loss to surging East Jefferson in the 4A finals.

"(Irons) and I have talked about playing together. He's going to take his official visit before he makes any decisions. He asked me about the environment at Nebraska, the fans, the academics, and where I thought he'd fit in with the offense."

Walton already has a distinct role in mind for Irons.

"No. 10 for Nebraska (Jamal Turner) is just like Glenn," he said. "That's the position I see Glenn getting in college. I know I'm ready to become a Husker and get out there and compete."

Karr began the season perched near the top of the Scout Top 50 and concluded the year with a 12-2 mark and a No. 46 ranking.

"That was the only bad thing about the season," Walton acknowledged. "Not winning a state championship...we had some minor errors during the year but I'm one to ever point fingers.

"The fact that we lost in the finals, it's motivating me to work harder as I get ready to report as a college freshman."

In week two, Karr rallied from behind to beat St. Augustine and five-star RB Leonard Fournette.

"That was my best game," Walton said. "I had four tackles for loss on Leonard. I had good games against McDonogh #35 and in both Landry/Walker games."

Karr handed out two setbacks to Landry/Walker (formerly O.P. Walker and L.B. Landry). Karr prevailed in district by a 26-22 margin. In the semis, Walton and his teammates clawed their way to a decisive 29-0 victory over the their West Bank rivals.


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