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Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Texas juco tackle hopes for more

By Sam Khan Jr.

For Navarro College offensive tackle Carter Wall, the ideal scenario would be to finish his college football career in the Lone Star State.

He has at least one option to do so at the moment, but there are two programs in particular that he'd especially be interested in, if the opportunity arose.

A former TCU lineman, Wall transferred to Navarro for the 2012 season but plans to head back to an FBS school in December as a midterm signee.

The 6-foot-5, 290-pound tackle, a product of Richmond (Texas) Travis High School, has offers from Houston and Memphis and interest from Texas and Texas A&M.

He's hoping for offers from the latter two.

"Either one would be like a dream school," Wall said. "It'd be a really hard choice to pick between the two."

Wall has been in contact with offensive line coaches at both schools: Stacy Searels at Texas and B.J. Anderson at Texas A&M.

"I met with Coach [Searels]," Wall said. "They said they would evaluate me this season and let me know after that. He said they need a lineman."

In April, Wall attended Texas A&M's Maroon-and-White spring game and enjoyed the atmosphere.

"It was crazy," he said. "There were like 45,000 people at the spring game which is more people than I've really ever seen."

Wall has a relationship with some of the Texas A&M staff because Kevin Sumlin and B.J. Anderson were at Houston when the Cougars recruited Wall out of Travis before he picked TCU.

"They said they're going to evaluate me," he said. "They recruited me out of UH, so they said basically some of the same things they said back then."

Wall played tackle at Navarro last season and most schools see him as a tackle or guard at the next level, though Navarro College coach Brian Mayper feels the player could be an effective center as well.

Wall isn't ruling out any schools outside of Texas for now. But if one of his two favorites comes through with an offer, it would be significant. If not, he said he would be fine with staying in Texas and joining Houston.

But he'd love to have an offer from the Longhorns or Aggies.

"Oh, yeah," he said. "Who wouldn't?"