"My mother ended up getting a new job down there, so I had to transfer," added Marlon Walls. "It was tough at first knowing I was not going to be able to finish my career with all of my boys, but Olive Branch is a great school."
has Walls' biggest adjustment been?
"Just learning the plays. It has
been real good for me though. I am still playing TE and Rover LB, so that has
Olive Branch had a chance to participate in the prestigious
Hoover tournament and Walls believes they found themselves during the event.
started off real bad. The first two days we lost all of our games but one, but
then when the single elimination tournament started, we won 7 in a row and got
to the consolation championship game. I pulled in some big TD's. I had the most
TD's on the team and I batted down three balls. It was a good week for me."
has Marlon noticed about his new team?
"They are all about winning
over here. The talent is not that much different than it was at Wooddale, but
it is definitely a lot more intense around here. Like I said, they are all about
winning over here."
Marlon had a chance to visit the Gators recently
and came away impressed.
"Florida was real nice. They treated me like
a king over there. Me and Coach Strong have a real tight bond anyway. We text
each other every day. They had me thinking over there. It made the process even
Was Walls leaning in another direction before he went on
"Yea, I was leaning towards Tennessee, but that visit make
me think even harder."
What stands out about Tennessee?
wise, and I have always wanted to play for them. That was always my dream as a
little kid, to play for UT."
Is there anybody else in the sweepstakes
for Marlon's signature?
"Ole Miss is still right there with UT and
Ole Miss was not listed as one of Marlon's favorites the
last time we spoke. What changed?
"I got kind of caught up in the
other big names. You have to look a the big picture, and they have always been
there for me. Me and Coach Orgeron are really tight. I do not know, it just kind
of feels like home away from home over there."
One would think that
the lifelong Tennessee resident would have already visited the Vols, but that
is not the case.
"I have been to Florida, and I have been to Ole Miss
several times, a bunch of times. But I have never been to Tennessee. I plan on
going up there this weekend, and then I will come back home and think things over
for a couple of days and make a decision by hopefully late next week."
it comes decision time, what will be the main factors?
my relationship with the coaches, and their academic support group."
Could distance play a role in his final decision?
"Yes, it will play a role because my father and mother really want to see me play on Saturday's."
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