August 23, 2012
Tigers' Walter to play football at Miami
The Pickerington Central football team has cranked out Division I prospects the past few years, including having Taco Charlton become one of the first 2013 recruits from central Ohio when he verbally committed to Michigan in February.
Adding to the Tigers' resume is senior Nick Walter, who has earned a scholarship to be a long snapper at Miami.
Having scholarships for the long snapper has become increasingly popular for Division I colleges the last few years, and Walter is a beneficiary of that.
Chris Rubio, who according to his own blog is the No. 1 authority on long snappers in the country, told Scout.com that he was "very impressed" with Walter. Rubio also said that Walter is "massive and put together well."
Walter, in addition to being the Tigers' long snapper, should be a key lineman this fall as his team looks to get back to the state championship game.
"I chose Miami because the coaching staff at Miami is one of a kind," Walter said in a text message. "When I visited there, all of the coaches made me feel like I was at home. Another reason why I picked Miami was because the academics are the best fit for me.
"I started long-snapping in seventh grade, but I didn't really see a future in it right away. It started getting real serious recruiting wise at the beginning of my junior year. I received my first full scholarship offer to long snap at the University of Eastern Michigan in the middle of my junior year. I was truly grateful that I got an offer from them, but I wanted to wait and see if I would get any other offers. (In early August) I received my second full athletic scholarship to the University of Miami and I committed on the spot with no hesitation."