6-6, 295-pound Seneca Valley (Germantown, MD) OL prospect Jon Walko visited West Virginia unofficially this past weekend for the game versus Boston College. West Virginia, which lost big to Boston College 36-17 on Saturday, made the following impression on Walko.
“It went real well,” Walko said of the West Virginia experience. “Just as I planned it. The fans were intense at key points in the game. Even though they were losing, they were intense throughout the game. And they don’t like for their team to do bad. It’s a tough crowd.”
Frustrated West Virginia fans booed their team at the end of the game, but this doesn’t seem to have been a big issue for Walko.
“I actually didn’t mind,” Walko said. “If I was playing, that would make me want to play that much better. Those people come to see the players play well each week. That’s their thing. As a player, you hope you don’t let anybody down.”
Can Walko compare the West Virginia experience with the ones at Clemson and Virginia Tech?
“I haven’t thought about it yet,” Walko said. “We went to the game and then we went to my Grandma’s house. I haven’t had time to even think about it.”
Walko will decide among Clemson, Virginia Tech and West Virginia, which have been his top 3 schools for quite some time. He says that no other schools have come into the picture to join these 3. Walko stated some positive things about each of his top 3, beginning with Clemson.
“Their coaches were just real nice,” Walko said of Clemson. “They say straight up that they like you and to give them a thought. I really liked the campus too.
“For West Virginia, the people down there were great. Everyone was tailgating at 8 or 9 in the morning, having a good time. The people were great. The old-timers down there really love their team. I saw a practice earlier this year, and when I came back some of those guys said it was good to see me again.
“Virginia Tech is almost the same way. At Virginia Tech, no one has a negative thing to say about anybody. I really like the coaching staff. They’re real sincere.
“It’s going to be hard to make a decision [among the 3]. I’ll talk with my parents about it, but ultimately I think it’s just a feeling. Like my Grandma told me this weekend, you’ll know when you know.”
Walko has not decided if he will make official visits before announcing a decision.
“With football over, I’ll probably take a few official visits,” Walko said....
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