With this recruiting profile, we head over to the East Metro and take a look at NFN prospect Isaiah Walters who plays defense for the Woodbury Royals. We chatted with Isaiah is regards to his recruiting interest, his strengths, and…
With this recruiting profile, we head over to the East Metro and take a look at NFN prospect Isaiah Walters who plays defense for the Woodbury Royals. We chatted with Isaiah is regards to his recruiting interest, his strengths, and what he learned about himself as a player for the Royals this year.
High School Program: Woodbury
Class: 2021, Junior
Get to Know Isaiah Walters
Walters plays corner and returns kicks for the Royals this year. Walters has some great strengths that line up well with him playing the cornerback position. “Speed, quickness, reading routes, and pass coverage” is what Isaiah has credited as his strength. His physicality when guarding receivers is used to throw off the timing of the throw for the defense. Walters looks to get some two-way play next year as he’s “looking” to play offense as well.
Best Part About Cornerback
Walter’s favorite about the cornerback position is “guarding his man”. Whether the receiver gets the ball or not, Walters said his key is to let the receiver know he’s right there every time so he can know his presence is there.
Walter’s only interest at this time is from South Dakota State who has offered him to come out for a game day invite. Walters is wanting to take his game to the college level anywhere.
Improvements from the Off-Season by Walters
The two biggest things the Woodbury Royals coaching staff told Walters to work on was his speed and man coverage, as he was going to start guarding each team’s #1 receiver. Walters started his improvements in Spring, by joining the Royals track team. He also worked efficiently on footwork drills and worked with the 2018 class of wide receivers/cornerbacks.
Isaiah’s biggest mentor on the field was Royal’s alumn and current NDSU cornerback Jenaro Ocama. Ocama “showed me the ropes my first year on varsity”. Being that Walters, had only played running back growing up, Ocama also taught Isaiah from scratch how to play the position well. He also credits Woodbury DB coach Lane Swansson for making the transition from running back to cornerback “easier for me”. Isaiah’s 3rd mentor falls in his family. He credits his uncle who recently moved out of state and can’t see him play every night as his mentor for “always doing his best” out on the field for the Royals and himself.
Biggest Things Isaiah Learned About This Season
The biggest thing Isaiah learned about this year on the field now that the season has concluded is that he “trusts his talent and abilities more” which is something he had had has much trust in the previous year.
Thanks to Woodbury CB Isaiah Walters for the report!