Recruiting is already underway for Paramus (N.J.) Catholic 2018 quarterback Allan Walters.
With dozens of schools in at the prospect-rich home of the Paladins, Walters holds two early verbal scholarship offers with interest from many more.
“It’s been very exciting,” Walters said. “Obviously a lot have schools have come in. I got offered by Temple the other day. I know some more schools are coming to see me throw this week. It’s really early though, so my focus is to soak it all up and enjoy things for now.”
Temple offered Walters during the spring evaluation period but in-state Rutgers acted first.
“Rutgers will always be a school that stays close to my heart,” Walters said. “It’s the in-state school. They were the first to offer me. They’ll be there no matter what. I really like the coaching staff up there.
“I’m getting to know them better and better every time I go for a visit. I know some of the players and the other kids that have offers. We talk about what it would be like if we all go there.”
Walters is not new to Rutgers with multiple visits to campus and teammate Najee Clayton enrolling next month.
“It’s a great atmosphere,” Walters said. “It’s one of the best football conferences, and they play some big-time schools this year. Ohio State, Michigan, traditional schools. Rutgers is on the rise definitely, so it’s going to be a program that’s fun to watch the next couple of years.”
With teammates like Scout’s No. 1 2016 prospect – Rashan Gary – spring evaluation brings the biggest names to Paramus Catholic.
“It’s really cool because they help me out with the whole process,” Walters said. “They give me advice. They’re all seniors and juniors, and they’ve kind of gone through this already. They say to enjoy it, and it’s going to get stressful. It’s cool because there have been some big time coaches to come see them like Mario Cristobal from Alabama came by. Ed Orgeron came in. That was cool to talk to some of those big-name coaches you hear about.”
Walters has no visits planned yet, but hopes to camp at multiple places during the summer.
“I know a few other schools are watching my film as of now, and they’re going to get back to me this week about a potential offer,” he said. “Those schools are Kentucky, Colorado State, Virginia Tech, Tennessee and maybe a few others. Hopefully some more [offers] are coming.”