Canes Warning recently had the opportunity to chat with Booker T. Washington (Miami, FL.) RB Mark Walton. Read on to see what he had to say.
For those recruiting buffs, Mark Walton is a name that you will soon become familiar with, if not already. The 2016 stud running back already holds three offers (Miami, Florida State, West Virginia), the first coming after he turned 16 years old.
Walton admits that he looks up to Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson and that he grew up a fan of The U. Being a local kid, the talented running back is familiar with UM’s campus and had the chance to meet head coach Al Golden.
“Growing up as a young kid I liked The U. It’s my favorite college and they [Miami] are at the top of my list.” Walton continued, “I think coach Golden is a great coach and I like what he’s trying to do with the [football] program. He wants to bring The U back.”
In his freshman season, the 5-11, 180-pound running back amassed 418 total rushing yards and 11 touchdowns on 45 carries.
For the upcoming season, Walton would like to improve his speed and strength.
So what can high school football fans expect from Booker T this year?
“You can expect Booker T to be more explosive, as we were last season. We are still going to have a balanced offense that can run and pass,” said Walton.
Catching the ball out of the backfield is one of Walton’s biggest strengths – and a big part of Booker T’s offense.
Tornadoes head coach Tim “Ice” Harris has ties to the University of Miami and he has continued to do an impressive job in the high school ranks.
“The best thing I like about playing for coach Harris is that he doesn’t care what grade you are in as long as you come out and compete. At the highest level, you will play on varsity; other coaches see a ninth grader and send you to JV.”
Walton plans on attending a few camps this summer, mainly Florida State and Alabama’s.
So Miami fans, it would appear that the Hurricanes sit well with Walton. “My dream school is Miami and as I child I always told myself that if I had the chance to play for my favorite college I would.”
To view Walton’s highlight tape, click here.