J.W. Walsh on Texas Radar

District 5-4A is home to one of the top junior defensive linemen in the country in Taylor Bible, but sophomore quarterback J.W. Walsh may be just highly recruited next season. Walsh, who played in eight games as a sophomore, is already making a name for himself as a talented dual threat quarterback. Burnt Orange Beat spoke with Walsh to discuss his recent trip to the Texas Spring Game.

Sophomore quarterback J.W. Walsh of Denton Guyer recently made the trip down to Austin for the Texas Longhorn spring game with Texas commit and fellow Guyer Wildcat Taylor Bible, his head coach and father John Walsh, and his quarterback coach Lee Vallejo.

"It was real nice. I was highly impressed with the facilities. I really liked the way they treated us down there," J.W. Walsh told Burnt Orange Beat.

The unofficial visit was Walsh's first to a college campus, but will likely be one of many as Walsh is expected to be one of the most highly recruited quarterbacks in Texas next spring. Walsh impressed on-lookers last week at the regional Elite 11 camp in Dallas.

Coach Walsh and Coach Vallejo have certainly both mentored several big-time Division I quarterbacks in their time, including Kirby Freeman and Jarrett Lee.

"At his age, he is as good as any of them," Coach Vallejo said.

Walsh played in eight games as a sophomore for a very good Wildcat team that was a 4A state semifinalist. The team was 7-1 in those eight games and Walsh completed 65% of his passes for 1200 yards and seven touchdowns. Walsh also rushed for 1023 yards and seven more touchdowns.

Obviously, it is still very early for Walsh to have a favorite or even a list of favorites, but he is planning on several camps this summer at potential schools.

"As far as camps, we've made some plans to visit camps, but we're not sure where we are going yet. We are just going where schools are showing the most interest in the spring (evaluation period)," Walsh said.

After Walsh's trip down to Austin, it sounds as though Texas will be one of those camps. In addition, it is possible that Walsh also attend camps at Florida and Oklahoma.

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