One player to keep an eye on in the class of 2018 is slot wide receiver, Tyler Walton. Football is in his blood. The son of coach Tim Walton, Tyler is looking to carve his career path and is off to a good start with offers from Army and Kent State respectively.
“My primary position is slot receiver and secondary position is cornerback and punt return,” Tyler Walton said. “What I do great as a receiver is I have excellent hands, I am very good at the run after the catch, I can catch the ball in traffic, I can make the first guy miss, and I have very good quickness and change of direction. Things I am working on to progress is working on separating from man coverage, and more consistency in my routes.”
The recruiting process is just getting started for Walton, but he is excited with early offers.
“My first two offers from Army West Point Black Knights and Kent State means a lot that someone wants you and notices your hard work and talent,” Walton said. “What excites me about going through my recruiting process is the opportunity to do something I love at the college level because I have a passion for football.”
Numerous schools are showing early interest to Walton.
“The schools showing me interest are Miami (Fl) Hurricanes, Missouri Tigers, Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders, Akron Zips, Eastern Illinois, FIU, Samford, Arkansas State, McNeese State, Air Force Falcons, Temple Owls, Iowa State Cyclones, and South Florida Bulls,” Walton said. “I will try to visit FIU, South Florida, FAU, and the University of Missouri. The most important factors that will decide where I go to college are the graduation rate, alumni base, my major, what the college has to offer towards my degree, how comfortable I am with the coaching staff, the style of offense, coaching staff that cares about me as a student and athlete.”
Tim Walton coached at Bowling Green, Memphis, Syracuse, LSU, Miami, Memphis and has been in the NFL since 2009 and is currently the defensive backs coach for the N.Y. Giants.