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4-star Walton eyed by UGA, FSU

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While class of 2016 four-star running back Mark Walton of Miami (Fla.) Booker T. Washington waits to see if he can be reclassified and graduate in 2015, he has been committed to Miami for more than a year. However, Georgia and Florida State are two schools he identified as showing strong interest in him.
He plans on visiting both Georgia and Florida State this season, but said his verbal commitment to the team in his backyard remains firm.
"You could say it would take a lot for me to de-commit from the University of Miami," Walton said. "It's a great opportunity to go play for a team and wear the same jersey that as a kid you were a fan of. It feels great to represent my home town."
Walton said he talks with Georgia every other week and first visited Athens this summer. He has also been to Florida State this summer.
He's been to Miami at least 10 times this offseason.
"I just hang around with the guys," he said. "Players, freshman, just talk about how they like it and see what I can do and just stay committed."
Walton said his biggest priority for choosing his school is early playing time. Miami or any other school entering the mix for Walton's services may have to start thinking about his playing time sooner than later, as Walton will find out soon if he can be reclassified to graduate in 2015.
Walton finished last season with 867 yards and 14 touchdowns on 100 carries.
Adam Krohn is a Southeast Region football recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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