Walker has high expectations

San Diego athlete Lee Walker has high expectations for his future at Arizona. Read on to see what they are, how he sees his future, and more.

When Rich Rodriguez signed on to become the Head Coach of the Arizona Wildcats, he knew that he would need more speed on both sides of the ball.

During his search for speedy players, he found Lee Walker, a six-foot receiver from San Diego Madison Senior HS. The high school senior brings agility and solid hands to the Wildcats' offense.

Walker committed to be a Wildcat during the first weekend of August. He was on an unofficial visit when it became clear to him that he wanted to play for Arizona.

"The first time I visited, they showed me around and I got to see what it was like," Walker said. "I just got the feeling that exciting things were going to happen at Arizona and I want to be a part of it.

"They showed me how Coach Rodriguez works and how the players reacted to it at practice and I wanted to be a part of it."

As for why Arizona stood out to the young receiver, he noted that the coaches in Tucson showed a special loyalty that he grew fond of.

"I had bad grades at the beginning and they still offered me a scholarship and wanted to work with me," he said. "No other schools did that. That's how I knew they were loyal, they stuck with me the whole time."

The Arizona coaches were late in the recruiting process for many players on the west coast, but made up for it with excellent recruiting and compassion. Many coaches will try to build a relationship with recruits.

Walker believes that the Wildcat coaches reached out for the the extra mile and really got to know him as a person.

"They knew more about me than I probably did when they met me," he said. "They weren't as concerned with my 40-time or other things. They would ask me about my mom and my sister. I knew that these coaches really care."

Walker was in Tucson in mid-January on his official visit. He got to see the campus in full swing with students and watch how the players go about their daily business. However, the receiver was most impressed with Arizona Stadium.

"My favorite thing about campus was seeing the stadium," he said. "I got to see how the new facility is going to be, but it's not just that. I'm really liked everything about the stadium and field. I know that the student section there is great."

Walker signed his letter of intent at his high school with his current and future teammate, Pierre Cormier. Cormier is a running back that also signed to play with the Wildcats next season in Tucson.

The two have talked about their plans at the next level. What they came up with was similar to most goals of players coming into their freshmen seasons- they want to start. If they don't get a chance to start, the teammates are going to try and stay in the coaches good graces in Tucson.

"If we don't start our first year, we want to start our sophomore years," Walker said of his current and future teammate. "Even if we don't start, we still want to contribute to the team. Also, we don't want to get caught up in the party life. We want to stay on our grind and keep getting better."

Arizona got a quality wide receiver when Walker signed with the Wildcats on Wednesday morning. He will be an asset to the team in the future and it is apparent that Arizona stole a player out of California as several schools tried to get in on him late, including UCLA.

"UCLA was trying to get my number from my coach and some other schools were trying to talk to me, but I'm solid to Arizona and I couldn't wait to sign," he said.

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