WR Jalen Walthall from Texas commits
Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:50 am
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kapakahi wrote: ↑Sat Feb 13, 2021 12:03 am Evidently signed with Kilgore JC (TX.) when all of his early FBS offers (from before the Early Signing Date) got filled up.....so UH's late offer would appear to be a full scholie offer.
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A week after enduring the worst of Texas’ winter weather, receiver Jalen Walthall of Manvel High signed a letter of intent with the University of Hawaii football team this past Monday. Walthall will enroll at UH this summer.
“It just felt like the right place,” Walthall said in a telephone interview with the Star-Advertiser on Tuesday, “and I knew they believed in me.”
Walthall said he is 6 feet 3, 175 pounds, and capable of running 40 yards in 4.46 seconds. This past season, Walthall sparkled in Manvel’s Air Raid-type offense, with 45 catches for 1,045 yards and 17 touchdowns. He averaged 23.2 yards per reception. UH’s run-and-gun offense has elements of the Air Raid.
Manvel, located 20 miles from Houston, has been a perennial power in 5-A football. Quarterbacks Jalen Hurts of the Philadelphia Eagles and D’Eriq King of the University of Miami are Manvel alumni.
“It’s great to come from tradition,” Walthall said. “It also helps with recruiting. (College) coaches know when you come from a great program, you’re going to come in and give it your all. You’ll be respectful. You’re not going to talk back.”
When the pandemic escalated 11 months ago, Houston officials canceled on-campus visits from college coaches. Juniors usually are evaluated during the spring semester.
Walthall received offers from Wyoming and Tulane. But both schools rescinded after signing receivers off the transfer portal. Soon after the start of this month’s signing period for football prospects, the Rainbow Warriors contacted Walthall. He accepted the offer on Monday.