January 4, 2011

Walsh gets a glimpse of the future

For Jordan Walsh, the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl gave him a glimpse at the future. The 6-foot-3, 275-pound Walsh moved from his high school position of offensive tackle over to guard, which is where he will play in college, and lined up on the same team as fellow Iowa commits Austin Blythe and Ray Hamilton. We caught up with the four-star prospect to talk about the all-star game experience and much more.

Q: How did the all-star game go for you last week?

WALSH: It was fun. It was definitely the highlight of my winter break. It was just really fun meeting all of the guys out there and it was really good competition too. It was an awesome experience.

Q: What was it like putting the pads back on after a month or two off?

WALSH: It was a little difficult at first just learning the new plays and everything, but it was cool to see the different styles and different offenses they taught us.

Q: Did some of your coaches have college and NFL backgrounds?

WALSH: Oh yeah, the entire staff for both teams had some NFL coaching experience. Tom Walsh was the head coach for our team.

Q: How did you think you did in practice and in the game itself?

WALSH: I think I did pretty well. It definitely wasn't easy because all of the kids there were good. It's really cool going against the best in the country.

As a senior, the 6-foot-3, 275-pound Walsh led his Glenbard West team to a 10-2 record. In August, the four-star prospect committed to Iowa over scholarship offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Wisconsin, USC, UCLA, Illinois, Northwestern, Arizona, Tennessee, Nebraska, Colorado, and Boston College, among others.

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