When Bo Walters committed to Mississippi State, he committed lock, stock and barrel. The Briarwood…
Bo Picks Up Defensive Honor
Bo Walters Profile Briarwood knocked off 6A title contender Vestavia Hills 21-12 in the season opener for both teams. "It was a big win for us," said Bo. "Vestavia got beat in the third round by Hoover last year and I think they will make it to the third round again this year. They have a real good ball team." The result may have come as a surpise to some, but Bo and his teammates expected to play well. "Some people are calling it an upset," said Walters. "They were ranked #4 in 6A and we were ranked #8 or something in 5A. I think they knew we were a good team, but I think it shocked some of them that we played so well." Bo was selected as the game's defensive most valuable player by the Birmingham News. The next morning the talented linebacker got a congratulatory wake up call. "Coach Croom called and woke me up Saturday morning," said Walters. "He asked me about how my game went and we talked about the LSU game a little bit. They were calling everybody on Saturday, so I didn't get to talk to him real long." The Bulldog linebacker-to-be was anxious to hear the Top Dawg's thoughts on the Maroon and White's season opener. "He told me that he was really proud of our defense," said Bo. "He said he didn't think he could have asked for anything more out of the defense. He said the offense needed to step it up and he knew they would. He says they are going to play much better this week." Bo was able to watch the game on television and he paid close attention to the Mississippi State linebacking corps. "I didn't think the linebacker play could have been any better," said Walters. "I like Dominic Douglas a lot. Chaney and all of the guys played great. Chaney went out for a while and Jamon Hughes came in there. I was excited to watch him. I was really impressed with how he played. He plays the way I try to play." Bulldog fans can breath easy about Walters' level of commitment. "State is the only school that has called me and it's almost like a relief," said Bo. "I am still getting all of the hand written letters from UAB, Louisiana Tech and all of them, but they are just wasting their time." Bo has plans to take in about half a dozen MSU games before the season is over. "I am going to the rest of the home games and I am probably going to see us play at Auburn next week," said Walters. "I couldn't make the LSU game because of the Vestavia game, but I shouldn't miss any more."
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