Wal­ton com­mits to Texas A&M

Sun Sentinel Broward Edition - - MLB - By David Furones Staff writer

The holder of the na­tion’s fastest time in the 400 for a high school ath­lete knows where he’s go­ing to run in col­lege.

Mi­ra­mar se­nior Ja­mal Wal­ton an­nounced on Mon­day that he has com­mit­ted to Texas A&M.

“Af­ter talk­ing it over and weigh­ing my op­tions, my re­cruit­ment process has come to an end,” Wal­ton wrote on Twit­ter. “With that be­ing said, I have de­cided to take my tal­ents to Texas A&M Univer­sity !!!! ”

Wal­ton’s 45.42-sec­ond time is the fastest any high school run­ner has run the 400 this sea­son.

What’s more: That’s not even his per­sonal best. He ran it in 44.99 sec­onds at the Pan-Amer­i­can Ju­nior Ath­let­ics Cham­pi­onships last July. That time is sec­ond-fastest all-time for a high school run­ner. Only Dar­rell Robin­son in 1982 has run it faster, ac­cord­ing to MileS­plit USA.

Last year, as a ju­nior, Wal­ton was a dou­ble state cham­pion in the 400 and 200 in help­ing lead Mi­ra­mar to the Class 4A state ti­tle, the Pa­tri­ots’ first. He was Broward large schools Run­ner of the Sun Sen­tinel.

Wal­ton also played foot­ball for the Pa­tri­ots. In De­cem­ber, Ter­rence Horne, a Mi­ra­mar team­mate on both the foot­ball and track teams, signed with USF to par­tic­i­pate in both sports dur­ing col­lege foot­ball’s Early Sign­ing Pe­riod. Year in the

dfurones@sunsen­tinel.com, Twit­ter @DavidFurones_

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