More of the Q&A: QB J.W. Walsh, 2011 commit
by Brandon Chatmon
Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen knows he will need a trigger man for his pass happy offense to succeed in Stillwater. And Holgorsen believes Denton (Texas) Guyer quarterback J.W. Walsh has the ability to be that type of player.
Walsh, who committed to the Cowboys in early February, spoke with the Oklahoman about OSU’s new offense, his creativity on the field and his decision to be a Cowboy:
Your dad (Guyer coach John Walsh) said you were looking for a quarterback friendly offense. How much did that have to do with it?
It had a lot to do with it, you don’t want to make a wrong decision with the offense where you go. Looking at Oklahoma State’s offense, it would be perfect.
What do you feel like are your best assets?
One of my best assets is making plays with my feet. If a play breaks down I can make a play with my feet and make something happen.
Is that something you enjoy?
Yes, I like to have a lot of creativity when I play. It helps that I can make a play with my feet or make a throw on the run.
Who were the main coaches recruiting you?
Coach Holgorsen, when he got in he came down. And coach (Gunter) Brewer.
When Coach Holgorsen got the job it seemed like he made it a priority to come see you, do that make you feel good?
It made me feel like I was a guy he really wanted. That was another reason I made the decision. They pulled the trigger pretty quickly and he was really excited about me which made me really excited about him as well.
You got the chance to watch some film of OSU’s offense. What did you like about it?
The creativity. He does a lot of what we’ve been doing at Guyer. A lot of motion and lot of formations. It’s a fun offense you can throw for 300 yards one game, run for 100 yards the next. And you’re always winning.
One of the things about the offense is that you can earn the trust to call plays at the line. Did that intrique you?
Yes. At Guyer, I have a little bit of freedom to change the play when I see something. That always helps because it means you have the trust of your coach and when you have that trust it helps you play better.
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