D’Iberville football’s Justin Walley signs with Minnesota
According to News 25’s Ryan Mahan, the high temperature for December 16th throughout South Mississippi was about 55 degrees. According to the iPhone, the high temperatures for December 16th in Minneapolis was 28 degrees.
Good thing Justin Walley is known to be a pretty cold dude on the football field.
Today the one they call ‘Snoop’ signed his national letter of intent with the University of Minnesota where he first committed back in August.
Since then, the three-star cornerback has proved he’s much more than just a defender, rushing for more than 1,000 yards and 19 touchdowns as a senior on his way to winning Mr. Football for class 6A in the state of Mississippi.
Older brother Jaden on the FaceTime.
Walley also led his Warriors to the first perfect regular season in region 4 history before losing in the second round of the playoffs to Northwest Rankin.
He credits Head Coach PJ Fleck for his desire to be a Golden Gopher even though Walley tells News 25 he’s never been to Minnesota and has never even been north of Kentucky. “It was hard because just knowing me never going up there, they’re just telling me that they believe it’s the right decision for me and me just making that decision was just very hard for me and my family but I did what was best for me.”
D’Iberville Head Coach Larry Dolan said, “Even in all of this, he still doesn’t stand out. If he didn’t have the Minnesota gear on, you wouldn’t know who was signing today. He just fits in, but when those lights come on on Friday night and it’s time to make plays and he’s one of the best in the nation, I think. And I love all of my players, but I’d be willing to tell any of them that he’s the best I’ve coached and if he doesn’t make it to the league – or his brother – I will never have one that will make it.”
Coach Dolan says he’s never had an NFL player in 30 years of coaching high school football.
As for Walley, he’ll be heading up to Minnesota for the first time on January 13th.