July 29, 2010

Wall talks visit

Richland (TX) offensive lineman Carter Wall has been focused on four schools for nearly two months now. This week, he's finally making the first steps to get closer to a final decision.

While visiting family in the Lawrence, Kan., area, Wall visited KU earlier this week. On Wednesday, Wall made the trek east for his first glimpse of Missouri -- who he put at the top of his list back in late May.

"It went great," Wall said. "I enjoyed it thoroughly."

Wall explained his day, from first meeting with his recruiting coach -- defensive line coach Craig Kuligowski -- to his experience in the weight room.

"All the guys were lifting," Wall said. "Their strength coach (Pat Ivey) blew his whistle and everyone looked at him, and he shouted, 'Everyone, I'd like you to meet Carter Wall.'"

Wall said he talked briefly with many of the players following Ivey's lead.

From there, the 6-foot-5, 263-pound lineman talked with co-offensive line coaches Bruce Walker and Josh Henson.

"They talked about how they wanted me to play right tackle, but I should know how to snap the ball," Wall said.

The fact that Missouri wants Wall for multiple positions -- "Every position except for left tackle" -- sat well with the three-star recruit.

"It means I could potentially get on the field earlier," Wall explained.

Wall's final four tour continues on Friday, with his first visit to Colorado State. He'll wrap up his visits early next week, when he heads SMU.

While Wall admitted he's had the Tigers up at the top of his list, and the visit didn't change things, he said it's too early to announce leaders.

"I haven't even seen Colorado State yet," Wall said. "And I really need to see SMU again. So after I see them, I'll have a better idea."

If there aren't any hiccups, Wall said a decision will be imminent.

"The plan is to make a decision the next day (after SMU)," Wall said. "I might need mroe time than that. In a perfect world, it would be as soon as possible. But this is a pretty big decision. It's going to impact the rest of my life, so I can't rush things if I'm not ready."

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