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Rockford Auburn’s 2018 OT Keivon Walston is in the midst of a great senior season and told me about what is next for his recruiting. I also got head coach Dan Appino’s thoughts on Walston.
Commitment status: Undecided
Wt: 265 lbs
LPI: What are you going to do to take your game to the next level this season? Also, do you play any other sports in the offseason?
KW: I will continue to work on my footwork and start doing extra work after practices to be in a better physical condition. I have played other sports during the offseason such as basketball and volleyball. However, this offseason I will not be participating in other sports to focus on football.
LPI: Do you have any offers? If not, which schools have shown serious interest in you?
KW: I have 1 offer from Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana. I have had other schools such as University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa show serious interest in me as a player and invited me to their camp which I attended over the summer.
LPI: Do you have any planned visits set?
KW: I still plan on visiting Indiana State University.
LPI: What skill set can you bring to the table for a college football program?
KW: I know I will be a newcomer to players who have been on the team for a year or more than me but I will come in bringing leadership, integrity and being a respectful teammate and player. I also bring competition from being a very competitive player.
LPI: Who are some of your teammates or training partners that you believe can play at the next level, but have gone overlooked by college coaches?
Terry Purifoy – I feel like he is a teammate who can play at the next level. He is very competitive and has speed to his advantage. When in game Terry has the mentality of being a team player which is one of his strengths as well as constantly pursuing to the ball.
Justin Moultrie – Another player overlooked by college coaches is my workout partner Justin Moultrie. He is a team leader and will carry his team through bad times. Some other strengths are being a versatile player and having good communication skills.
Rockford Auburn Head Coach Dan Appino on Walston on and off the field
“Keivon has grown into a leader over the last two years. Being a big kid early he was able to dominate on the field when he was younger. Over the last two years, he has matured and now recognizes that players only actuate their talent through effort. It has been a pleasant development to watch him take charge of huddles, meetings, and workouts as a senior.”