Walton decision may come soon

January 30, 2013 

The commitment watch on the bay in Daphne, AL continues today for LB Jonathan Walton.

The Bayside Academy (the school sits right on the bay) standout is trying to decide between being a linebacker at USC or a fullback at Auburn. The decision could come around mid-afternoon today. Or it may not.

"Hopefully it will be today but I'm not sure," said Walton's coach Phil Lazenby. "Before his trip to Auburn (last weekend) he said South Carolina probably was his top choice. South Carolina is different, it's a place away. But he said Auburn, if I live in the state of Alabama, I'll have more state recognition. And the position deal does not matter."

Walton met with Auburn's new offensive coordinator Tuesday. USC coach Steve Spurrier was in on Monday.

"Coach Spurrier came the other day and it was a pleasure talking to him," the coach said. "He was nothing but a gentleman and Jonathan was impressed. Same thing with Auburn. As soon as he tells me, we're going to call the school he did not pick because everybody has been so nice. He'll have lunch in a couple of hours but he may not have made a decision."

If there is a decision, Lazenby said he will get the word out to the media soon after contacting the schools.

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