Football Recruiting

Mason Walters: Impressive at Camp

Wolfforth Frenship offensive lineman Mason Walters isn’t rated as a five-star prospect for nothing and he proved that in camp on Sunday. Fellow commitments and even 2010 prospects raved about his ability during drills. IT caught up with Walters to get his thoughts on his camp experience.
Mason Walters arrived in Austin on Friday and stayed throughout the weekend, and like most members of the 2009 class, he enjoyed his trip at the 40 Acres.

“It was good to see all of the other commitments and the coaches again. It’s always fun,” Walters said.

On Saturday, the day before Texas’ mini-camp, Walters spent the majority of his time with Lake Travis offensive tackle Paden Kelley, once again showing just how close the 2009 class has already become.

“We keep in touch when we are not down in Austin. We definitely get along,” Walters said of Kelley. “Once we get on the field, we should have the right offensive line chemistry.”

When it came time to perform on the field Sunday, Walters was all business, earning rave reviews from both Cedar Park defensive end Holmes Onwukaife and Cedar Hill offensive lineman Thomas Ashcraft. Walters worked mainly from the center position during camp but would love an opportunity to move outside.

“I think I performed well. Not to take anything away from the defensive lineman I went against, they were all athletes,” Walters said. “I worked at center at camp, and I never see it as too much of a challenge. You really only have to block one man and don’t have to worry about the guys on the outside.”

“I would like a chance at an outside spot,” Walters added. “Whatever the Texas coaches tell me to do; I’m going to do it.”

Walters also took the opportunity to scout out some of the prospects who are at the camp and there was a 2010 running back that caught his eye: Traylon Shead.

“Shead from Cayuga,” Walters said when asked if any of the 2010 prospects impressed him with their performance. “I saw one of his drills, and he can run. He’s fast. I think good things will come out of him.”

Walters is just one piece of one of the most promising offensive line classes Texas has put together in quite sometime. When asked about the group, Walters said, “With those two guys (Paden Kelley and Thomas Ashcraft) and the addition of Garrett Porter, we should at least be able to keep it steady with the classes that are already there.”