Walker, a 6-foot-3 220 pound linebacker, ended up at Los Angeles' Harbor College after failing to engage in the recruiting process out of high school at Palos Verdes (Calif.) High School in 2012. Now, after a very productive year at Harbor, it appears as though a number of schools have come knocking at his door.
"Coming out of high school I wasn't really recruited, but I've played since Pop Warner at age eight and wanted to keep playing. Now I have offers from Syracuse and Duke. I plan on enrolling in the Spring wherever I end up. The plan is to make a decision shortly after I finish up all my visits so that I can concentrate on making the move."
So far during the 2012 California junior college season, Walker has amassed 85 tackles in nine games played for Harbor. He is the team's starting outside linebacker, but has the ability slide inside when need or scheme dictates. It's a role he plans on continuing at the next level.
"I've played outside and middle linebacker in high schools as well as fullback and slot. At the next level I am projected as a linebacker."
As for a final decision, the best answer would be that one comes in early to mid December, which is why Duke was so anxious to get Walker on campus for an official visit and to make a big push.
"I really enjoyed my time at Duke. The people were friendly, and made it very appealing. I really enjoyed talked to Coach Lubick, Coach Collins, and Coach Cutcliffe. They mainly talked about how I would fit in, how great a Duke education would be, and how dedicated everyone is to making sure the football program is successful. Like I said, it was a really great trip."