Seneca Valley’s (Germantown, MD) 6-6, 295-pound offensive lineman Jon Walko made the 2nd of 3 key unofficial visits last weekend. Walko, who had already visited Virginia Tech unofficially, visited Clemson this past weekend for the Maryland game.
The visits are key because game atmosphere is a big factor in Walko’s final decision. He has now seen games at Virginia Tech and Clemson and will visit West Virginia for a game next month. Clemson, Virginia Tech and West Virginia are Walko’s top 3 schools.
“It was good,” Walko said of his Clemson visit. “I liked it. The fans were into it. It was kind of a hard game to follow because not too much happened until the very end, but I still really liked it. I talked to some parents of other players, and they told me what a good job [Head Coach Tommy] Bowden had done of developing their kids. The older fans told me I would be appreciated.”
How did it compare to Virginia Tech?
“At Virginia Tech I saw the same thing,” Walko said. “The people were really into it. They care about their team, which is a big part of it.”
Does he favor one over the other?
“I haven’t thought about which school I liked better,” Walko said. “After I go to West Virginia I’ll be able to compare all 3. It’s going to be close. Each school has everything I could ever want.”
Walko will visit West Virginia for the Boston College game on November 13th. In an earlier update, he had stated that he would make official visits after his senior season. It seems that there is a small chance Walko could decide after the West Virginia visit next month.
“It’s possible I might take official visits,” Walko said. “I don’t know. I’ll go to West Virginia. After that, if I compare all 3 of the schools I might be able to make a decision. I just don’t know right now.”
Positives about Clemson and Virginia Tech
Walko listed what he likes the most about Clemson and Virginia Tech right now.
“For Clemson, I really liked the campus,” Walko said. “It reminded me of a smaller Penn State. One of my brother’s friends goes there and he loves it. And, being the big fisherman I am, I noticed that there are a lot of bass lakes around the area.
“For Virginia Tech, I really like Blacksburg. I’m...
Subscribe to read full story
Tired of low effort articles and clickbait? So are we. Subscribe to read great articles written by a full-time staff with decades of experience.
Already a subscriber? Login Here