Tyshawn Walls just wanted a place to keep playing football, and the Hilton Head Christian Academy senior found it at Atlanta Sports Academy, a post-graduate school he hopes will help him land at a four-year school.
Walls, who started his high school career at Hardeeville High School but transfered to Hilton Head Christian for his senior year, considered several junior colleges before settling on the post-graduate route. He said he hopes to improve his test scores and earn up to 15 college credits during the fall semester, and his goal is to receive a scholarship offer and transfer to a four-year school for the second semester.
Name: Tyshawn Walls
High school: Hilton Head Christian Academy
High school coach: Tommy Lewis
Position: Strong safety/running back
College: Atlanta Sports Academy
Probable major: Undecided
About Atlanta Sports Academy: The Atlanta Sports Academy is a post-graduate, academic-athletic program for students looking to increase their opportunities to earn an athletic scholarship to a four-year college.
Why Atlanta Sports Academy?: Walls took a visit to ASA on April 16 and came away impressed with the campus, facilities and coaches.
Other schools considered: Louisburg (N.C.) Junior College, Erie (Pa.) Community College, Gray Military Academy, Jerih Prep and Nassau (N.Y.) Community College
Other high school sports played: Baseball