Scouting Report: Mark Walton, RB, Miami

Miami, FL | 5092 | 205 | 4.48E | 2019

Walton is a home run hitter from the running back position because of his elusiveness, rare patience, excellent vision and his tremendous lateral quickness. He understands angles of pursuit and almost always sheds the first defender with either a move or a broken tackle that leaves Walton in open space. The Miami native scored 10 touchdowns as a true freshman in part time duty and scored another 15 as a starter during his sophomore season. He is a very gifted receiver out of the backfield, he has experience as a kick returner and bulked up to 205 pounds as a junior to get used to more of a pro weight in 2017. Walton is a weapon that will give a team a new dimension to their offense with his rare speed and acceleration. This kid has the stop and go, the spin move, the juke and the jets to make defenders miss in space. He has the ability to stack moves on top of moves and has a game similar to a combination of Dalvin Cook (Vikings) and his predecessor at Miami Duke Johnson Jr. (Browns).


2016: Served as team’s starting running back and finished with 1,117 rushing yards and 14 rushing touchdowns…Added 27 receptions totaling 240 yards and one receiving touchdown…Earned third-team All-ACC recognition from both Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA) and ACC coaches…Started all 13 games…1,117 rushing yards were seventh-most in single season in program history while 14 rushing touchdowns tied for third-most in single season.

2015: Enjoyed an impressive first season with the Hurricanes, playing in all 13 games…Ended the season second on the team with 1,054 all-purpose yards…Led team with 10 total touchdowns: – nine rushing and one receiving.

High School/Personal: Earned a four-star rating from ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports…Tabbed as the third-best running back in the state of Florida and 11th–best running back in the country by ESPN…Listed as the fourth-best running back in the state of Florida and 20th-best running back in the country by 247Sports…As a senior, rushed for 1,472 yards and 22 touchdowns…Finished his career with 2,769 yards and 45 touchdowns…In Booker T.’s 54-35 state championship win, had 89 yards and two TDs receiving to go along with another 184 yds and three TDs rushing…Chose Miami over offers from Auburn, Florida State, Tennessee and South Carolina.