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Monday, September 30, 2013
2016 RB Mark Walton commits to Miami

By Corey Dowlar

Projections on high school sophomores can vary quite a bit. But some talent is pretty obvious.

Entering the weekend, Class of 2016 running back Mark Walton (Miami/Booker T. Washington) already had offers from Florida State, Miami and West Virginia.

On Sunday, he decided to go ahead and end the process, committing to the hometown Hurricanes. He confirmed his commitment in a text message.

When the rankings come out for his class, Walton will probably be ranked close to the top for tailbacks in Florida. He's highly thought of in talent-rich South Florida by his peers, coaches and opponents.

Walton has 266 yards rushing on 25 carries and seven touchdowns. It's more impressive considering Booker T. Washington has weapons everywhere on offense. The Tornadoes are ranked No. 1 team in the country by USA Today and have FBS recruits all over the roster.

Walton is the second commitment for Miami for the Class of 2016, joining defensive back Chauncey Gardner (Cocoa, Fla./Cocoa).