Vanderbilt continued to send out new offers on Tuesday with one their latest going to rising corner back Zamari Walton.
The 6'0 160 pound defensive back jumped onto the Commodores radar not too long ago but his film and strong dedication in the classroom stood out to the coaching staff and they couldn't wait any longer to offer.
Walton began talking to the Vanderbilt coaches only three days ago. He thought that an offer would eventually come but admits to being excited about he quickly it arrived.
"It is very exciting to have Vanderbilt become my first offer but I had no idea it was coming so soon," he said. "I only recently started talking with them but the conversations so far have been really good. They seemed very excited about me, so I felt an offer could arrive at some point but I didn't know they were going to this quickly. It really excites me about their interest in me and it's a great school to receive my first offer from."
The Central Florida cover corner fits the type of prospect that Vanderbilt targets. Walton is an athletic and long defensive back with big potential on the football field but also a guy that's strong with academics as well.
Walton see's the fit too. He values education when going through his recruiting process and the Sunshine State prospect knows that Vanderbilt offers the best of both world's.
"Vanderbilt is a school I have a lot of interest in. They are one of the best academic schools in the entire country but they also have a rising football program that competes in the SEC. They honestly have a great combination of athletics and academics, so you can't really go wrong with choosing them. Vanderbilt really could be the school for me. I just want to keep building my relationship with them and see where things go," Walton said.
Next step for Walton is to visit Nashville but as of now, he is unsure as to when that will be. No matter when he visits, Walton admits that Vanderbilt will remain one of his top schools.
"I really want to come up there and see everything but also visit with all the coaches. I just don't know when I will be able to do that because I will have to work out transportation, funds, you know the whole deal. Vanderbilt is a top school for me, so I will definitely visit them before I make any decisions."
Look for more offers to come Walton's way over the next several weeks. His size, athleticism and overall potential at corner back will have other schools along with Vanderbilt to stay hot on his trail.