Walls Planning Visit to NC State

Cleveland (Ohio) James Ford Rhodes star Lakeith Walls talks about his interest in NC State.

Lakeith Walls has been recruited by dozens of schools and there has been no consensus regarding the position he projects to play in college.

Ask Walls what position he's being recruited to play right now and he chuckles.

"I'm being recruited to play about five different positions," Walls told Pack Pride late last week.

The 6-4, 200-pound athlete from Cleveland (Ohio) James Ford Rhodes has heard just about everything. NC State's coaches have told him they're recruiting him as an athlete, as they aren't sure where he would fit into the team's plans just yet. That's okay with Walls, though he does prefer one spot on the field.

"I enjoy tailback the most, but I'll help a school out however I can," Walls explained. "It would help (a school) if they recruited me as a tailback though."

Walls doesn't have prototypical size for a running back. It's rare to see someone that looks like a big receiver taking handoffs in the backfield, but Walls has proven he can do it ... at least at the high school level.

What does he think of NC State?

"I've got an offer from NC State," he explained. "That came in about a month ago. I've probably been speaking to them about on a weekly basis. I'm actually trying to plan one of my officials visits out there. I'll be doing that towards the beginning of the season.

"I've been talking to Coach Horton. He's real cool. He's laid back, and I like that about him. He's straight with me. He doesn't sugar coat it or tell you just what he thinks you want to hear. He tells you the truth."

Walls said he will probably just drive to the schools closer to home and take unofficial visits to those, while he will save his official visits for schools that aren't so close, such as NC State.

"I'm probably going to take all five (officials) before I commit just to get everything in order so I know what I'm doing," he added. "I want to go to a school where the program is going up. I want it to be a good team. Not like they have to be winning a lot, but I want there to be team chemistry and a good group of players there."

Walls, a three-star prospect, is ranked the No. 64 running back in the nation by Scout.

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