Growing up a big Carolina Panthers fan, Dawsonville (Ga.) Dawson County defensive line prospect Logan Walls wants to play like Julius Peppers, but he compares more favorably to another well-know collegiate defensive end from his own state.
"I'd say that David Pollack is more my style," Walls said.
One look at Walls' film and you can see shades of Pollack's aggressive nature. For the season, Walls had 87 tackles, seven sacks and four blocked punts as his team went 7-3.
Despite the similarities to the former Georgia Bulldogs star, Walls grew up a Georgia Tech fan. Right now the Yellow Jackets, along with Georgia, Clemson, Auburn, LSU and Tennessee are his early favorites.
"I want to play close to home and get a good education," the 6-foot-2, 270-pounder said. "I want to play for a winning team, too. That's important to me."
A coach from the Connecticut staff also called to check in with Walls recently.
Given that Seattle knocked Carolina out of the playoffs in the NFC Championship game, Walls was pulling for the Steelers, who defeated the Seahawks 21-10, in Super Bowl XL on Sunday evening.
"I thought it was a good game," he said. "I was for Pittsburgh, so I was happy."
Walls plans to attend the Athens NIKE camp, scheduled for April 29 on the campus of the University of Georgia.