Cornerback Russell Walton officially signed his letter of intent today with the Rhode Island Rams as part of National Signing Day. The signing was first announced via URI football’s official Twitter account.
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Here’s the skinny on URI’s newest defensive back:
Hometown: Montclair, NJ
High School: Montclair HS (via Fork Union Military Academy & Don Bosco Prep)
Weight: 170 lbs
We already broke down Walton a bit when he announced his verbal commitment to Rhode Island, but it’s safe to say that he could help immediately in the defensive backfield. The fact that he has been at prep school for a year certainly helps his maturity and his readiness. Here’s a little more info:
A mid-year transfer from Fork Union Military Academy, Walton is enrolled at Rhode Island for the spring semester. A lanky defensive back, he was ranked as the No. 49 prep school recruit nationally for 2014 by 247sports.com. He earned All-Essex County honors after making 20 tackles and intercepting three passes. He is the fourth Fork Union player on the Rhody roster, joining safety Rondell Lane, offensive lineman Sam Hartman and defensive lineman Mike Ezirike.
For more signing day coverage on the Rhode Island Rams, check out Rhody Rampage. And for more National Signing Day 2014 coverage on the FanSided network, visit Saturday Blitz.