Mount San Antonio College Receiver Verbals To ASU

Wide Receiver Delanie Walker made an official visit to ASU over the weekend. After enjoying the offensive explosion in the win over Oregon, as well as the academics that the school had to offer, he decided to give his verbal commitment to the maroon and gold. DevilsDigest talked to him today about his decision.

Walker, who stands at 6-3 220 attends Mount San Antonio College in Walnut, CA. He has been long coveted by the Sun Devils, who offered him a scholarship back in the spring. Naturally, the receiver enjoyed his weekend stay in the Valley of the Sun. "It was great visit," he said. "I like the school, and I like how people treated me. Football wise they like to air it out, and they have quarterbacks that can throw it. Facilities were great too."

ASU is known to put a lot of emphasis on academics, and not only did that point not go unnoticed by Walker, but it also helped him make his decision. "They try to take care of your class work more than football," he exclaimed. "They know you can play football, but they know school is more important. That's what you need in life, because you can't play football forever. But a degree you can keep forever. I like that they keep that a strong point."

The receiver said that he committed today before he left town. The Sun Devils were his first visit of the season, and he plans to visit Kansas State on 11/12. Those two schools along with Washington State, and Oregon State are the only Pac-10 schools to offer him a scholarship thus far. Walker stated that he might still take a third visit to one of the Oregon schools. However, he doesn't plan to waiver on his decision. "I'll be taking two more trips just to see what they're talking about, but I'm a solid verbal."

Walker realizes that schools may be recruiting him just as hard, if not harder, now that he verbaled. Nevertheless, he doesn't feel like the possible oncoming pressure will affect him. "I don't think it will be hard," he claimed. "They'll have to take it as it is. ASU seems like they care more about you than other schools I talked to. Like I said, they talk less about football and more about classroom and getting your work done."

When we asked him to self assess his skills, he replied: "I'm good exploding off the ball (Walker runs a flat 4.4) and blocking. What I have to work on are my routes. Division-I ball is a little faster. I'll have to work on my routes being crisp, and coming back to the ball real fast." The newest Sun Devil verbal said that he isn't sure if he will graduate in December or May. "I'm taking care of business. But I'm missing a few classes from when I was a freshman."

Landing physical and fast receivers in one's recruiting class are always at the very top of a school's wish list. Thus, Delanie Walker's verbal fulfills one of highest priorities in the Sun Devils' recruiting needs.

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