The Commodores have several spots to fill in their 2017 recruiting before signing day arrives. The tight end position has not been a big position of need for the Dores but a player with the potential and talents of Walton's, could be too hard to pass up.
Head coach Derek Mason has gotten personally involved with Walton here recently and has convinced the Arizona tight end to come into Nashville for an official visit.
"Coach Mason called me last night (Monday) and told me how much he was impressed with me and thinks I could do big things at Vanderbilt," said Walton. "He said he wanted me to come in for a visit and of course I am going to but I am flying out in the morning to be there tomorrow. I had already scheduled an official visit with Arizona St for this weekend, so I couldn't see Vandy then. I want to see Vanderbilt, so I am headed out there tomorrow and I am excited about it."
Walton stands 6'5 225 pounds and has the athleticism and natural pass catching abilities that Vanderbilt wants in their tight ends.
The Commodores are not the only schools becoming interested in Walton. On Tuesday, Walton added offers from San Diego St and Florida Atlantic and could be on the verge of more.
By coming in for an official visit so close to first contact, Walton could be in store for an offer by the Dores when he is in Nashville tomorrow for his official visit.
"I am very excited to see the campus and city. Coach Mason seems like a real great guy and I take great pride in the fact that he personally reached to me. I would love it if they offered because I have a lot of interest in them and I can say they are a school in strong consideration for me."
Vanderbilt is in need of more play makers on offense and regardless of position, Walton might be too talented to let go elsewhere.