"The process really started at the beginning of my junior year and I was getting a lot of letters here and there but it's really starting to take off now" he said. "Coaches from TCU, Northwestern, Texas Tech, Boise State and other schools like that have really been showing interest in me and my brother so I guess it's really just starting to take off."
While Austin is the running back at Crosby High School, his brother Aston plays QB. We'll have an update on the other half of the dynamic duo coming soon.
As is often the case with close friends or family, the Walter brothers would like to play together at the next level. Austin spoke about the opportunity to play with his brother in college.
"My plan is to go to the same school and we'll look in to any school that's going to let me play running back and let him play quarterback" said Walter. "We definitely want to play with each other during college."
Austin Walter says that they are open to anyone that's looking at he and his brother and says that TCU is a school that he has a lot of respect for. He's seen enough to know that he likes what the Horned Frogs bring to the table.
"I've been around the TCU program a lot" he said. "I've been to several camps, both up there an down here and I got a chance to meet Coach Patterson, the recruiting director, Coach Haverty and I'm very familiar with the coaches but I'm learning more about them."
Walter says that even though the interest is picking up, there's not a certain school that's emerged as an early favorite yet.
"There's really not any schools standing out, it's just a lot of schools showing a lot of interest" said Walter. "TCU, Texas Tech, Northwestern, those are like the top ones that are showing the most interest in me and my brother so I guess you can call them the frontrunners."
Like we stated earlier, the Walter brothers had big junior seasons statistically. Austin put up 1.975 yards rushing on 196 carries and scored 20 touchdowns on the ground. He added another 300 plus yards receiving and two more touchdowns. With those types of numbers, it's no surprise that colleges have taken notice.
Stay logged on to HornedFrogBlitz.com to see which schools come forward with offers for this explosive young man. It's not a matter of if, but when.