Mason Walters: Where Does Texas fit in?

It's no secret that Wolfforth Frenship's Mason Walters is one of the top offensive tackles in the 2009 class. Walters already holds four scholarship offers and is drawing interest from many of the nations' elite. Where does Texas fit into the equation?

If you want to know just how good Mason Walters is, a quick look at his offer total and his on-the-field accomplishments should do the trick. He earned First Team All-District honors in both his sophomore and junior seasons and currently holds scholarship offers from Texas Tech, Arizona, Texas A&M and Baylor.

Walters has also gotten the impression that the Texas Longhorns will likely offer at the appropriate time. With the list of schools sending mail, UT will definitely not be the only program to have Walters on their wish list.

"I get quite a bit of mail from LSU, Notre Dame, Florida, Alabama, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma," Walters said.

Despite the early interest, Walters is still open when it comes to recruiting. However, he is putting more stock into the programs that have already offered him a scholarship.

"The schools that have offered are at the top of my list, and after that probably Texas," Walters said when asked about top schools. "They have shown the most interest they can without offering a scholarship."

Walters took several unofficial visits during college football season. He spent the bulk of his Saturdays in Lubbock but did manage to make it to a game in Austin as well.

"I went to Tech and Texas," Walters said. "I went to quite a few of Tech's games because I live like 15 minutes from the stadium. When I go on visits, I really look for coaching mentality. I thought Tech's offensive style might fit me well."

"With Texas, Austin is massive," Walters said. "It's nothing like the little West Texas town I grew up in. Some people say that I wouldn't like that type of change, but I kind of liked what I saw during the visit. Their coaching staff was nice. They treated me and my family well."

Every high school football prospect has certain criteria that they look for in a school, and Walters is no different.

"It's going to involve the current recruiting class that's coming in and the guys that are already there," Walters said. "I'm also big on the coaching staff. I want to ensure myself every opportunity to play at the next level after college, so I am going to look at the strength and conditioning coach and the number of guys that they have put into the NFL."

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