Mark Walton Shows He’s a Team Player at ACC Kickoff

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The follow-up question asked Walton to describe the backfield and who else has stood out to him so far for Miami.

"“You’ve got myself, you’ve got Travis Homer, you’ve got Trayone Gray coming back after his ACL injury….Travis Homer, a true sophomore. He’s going to do a great — I think he’s going to be a great player, do a great job this year. You’ve got Trayone that’s grown, more power back. I think he’s going to do a great job coming back off his ACL injury, he’s looking pretty good, running well. I think our whole room is bright.”"

The biggest question for the 2017 season for the Miami Hurricanes is going to be who will replace Brad Kaaya at Quarterback. The consensus is that it will be Junior Malik Rosier, Sophomore Evan Sheriffs or Freshman N’Kosi Perry.

Walton was asked about him and his teammates on offense will need to do to help the new quarterback.

"“As a leader on the offensive side of the ball, you’ve just got to make sure everybody is on one accord….You just want to let them know that me as a running back, I’m going to make sure I do my job picking up any blitz and making sure I hold my own blocking protection to give him enough time to make the right throws so he can be comfortable back there throwing the ball so he won`t have rush a decision and make a bad play. Just making sure he knows that I’m a trustworthy guy for him.”"

There was no question whose offense it was in 2016. As a three-year starter, Brad Kaaya was the unquestioned leader. Walton was mature and poised with his answers at ACC Kickoff days this afternoon.

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Walton is about to begin his second year as a starter. If the season goes well he will cement his place as one of the greatest Miami running backs ever. He could even be in the discussion as one of the greatest players in Miami history.