The 5-foot-10, 182-pound junior running back has led the Gaels to a 14-0 record, the No. 1 ranking in the USA TODAY Super 25 Expert Rankings and a berth in the Division I state championship game against Liberty High, scheduled for Dec. 5. At the time of h
Walsh has maintained a B average in the classroom.
The grandson of three-time heavyweight boxing champion and cultural icon Muhammad Ali, he has volunteered locally at a homeless shelter and food bank and with the Salvation Army.
G: What is your team motto?
BA: "GAELS" -God -Accountability - Excellence - Leadership - Stewardship
G: What one piece of advice do you have for freshman about being a successful high school student athlete?
BA: Focus on your assignment, your technique, and always keep your grades up to par.
G: What is your favorite highlight from this year?
BA: The game against Don Bosco Prep from New Jersey. Winning Gatorade Player Of The Year for Nevada is much bigger.
G: What training habit has the most impact on your performance?
BA: Training on my speed and vision with my strength and conditioning coach.
G: What have you learned from your coach that you will never forget?
BA: He always told me to just run and not worry about defenders.