Sleeper DE/TE - Derek Walker

Lombard (Ill.) Glenbard East DE/TE Derek Walker flew under the radar during the May Evaluation period but stood out during the summer camp circuit.

Derek Walker, a 6-foot-4, 240-pound, defensive end, tight end from Lombard (Ill.) Glenbard East has given the University of Illinois his verbal commitment.

"I went there (Illinois) for camp and it just seemed to grab me." Walker said.

"I feel comfortable with the coaches and Illinois is close to home.

"Right now I'm set on Illinois but you never know. If other schools offer me a scholarship during the season, I might take a look."

Walker is not among the "Top 30" prospects in the Land of Lincoln but the potential and upside are definitely there.

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