Auburn Flips Nebraska WR Commitment
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Auburn Flips Nebraska WR Commitment

Auburn added another talented receiver to the 2013 class on Friday when Orlando Evans standout Dominic Walker switched his commitment from Nebraska to the Tigers.

Orlando, Fla.--Evans High School wide receiver Dominic Walker said on Friday that he will sign with Coach Gus Malzahn's Auburn Tigers on Feb. 6th after previously being committed to play for the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

"It was a very stressful week," Walker says. "My choice is going to be Auburn University.

"At the end of the day I chose the school I thought would be better for me," he adds. "I have a lot of people that could come to Auburn a lot, and it's not too far from home. I will still have all the support I have in Orlando, Fla."

That means the Tigers are expected to add two players from Evans High School on national signing day, Feb. 6th, because Walker's teammate, wide receiver Tony Stevens, is also committed to play for Malzahn's team.

"His decision impacted me a little bit, but not as much. At the end of the day I had to make the decision and choose the school I felt most comfortable with. In the end though it's an opportunity to play another four years with my teammate and my brother."

Looking for difference makers at the wide receiver position has been one of the biggest priorities for Malzahn since he got back to Auburn. Walker says he's looking forward to providing some of that for the Tigers.

"Coach Malzahn just told me they are looking for me to come in and compete for a starting job right away," Walker notes. "He said they are going to take care of me and throw the ball deep. That's what I like because that's what we did in high school."

Walker is 6-1, 194 pounds and rated a three-star prospect by Scout.com. Last June he announced that he was to Vanderbilt, but backed off that and committed to Nebraska on Dec. 30th while preparing for the Offense-Defense Bowl All-American Game.

Dominic Walker is shown at practice for his all-star game.

He took an official visit to Auburn last week with Stevens and came away saying that although he was still committed to the Cornhuskers that the Tigers were under consideration. Walker pointed out that he liked the Auburn campus, the city and the people he met on his official visit, noting that the trip turned out better than he expected.

Walker becomes Auburn's second commitment of the day joining junior college linebacker Kenny Flowers from Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College.