Trevor Walker, a defensive back from Arlington (Texas) Mansfield Timberview, is planning an official visit to Manhattan for the weekend of the Texas game which could very well determine the Wildcats chances of a berth in the BCS championship game. KStatefans.com caught up with Walker's father, Chris, on his son's interest in the Wildcat program and the recruiting process.
"Trevor's very high on Kansas State," said Chris Walker. "We went there on an unofficial visit in June and liked it. He has a good relationship with the coaching staff. They've had an great season this year and I think that has made a big impression on Trevor. He's excited to go and take in the game day atmosphere."
Walker, 6-foot-1, 190-pounds, finished his high school playing career last Friday in a game with Duncanville. His team, the Wolves, were just 3-7 this season. Walker made 80 tackles and one pick and moved up a lot to help out in the box against run-dominate offenses. Now Walker's focus shifts to recruiting and his father says they have a plan in place to find the right college.
"We decided to set a decision date for December 15th," Walker said. "We don't want to commit somewhere then go on visits and decommit. Trevor's going to be an early graduate so his decision has to be made by December.
"The game plan is for Trevor to go to a university that will allow him to redshirt his freshman year. Since he's an early grad that will give him a year and a half in the program to work on his craft, get bigger and stronger, and allow him to earn his MBA while in school. The depth chart isn't an issue for us. Some coaches need players to come in and play right away, and that's fine. We want to talk to the coaches and see which ones are on board with what we want to do." Other schools in the mix for Walker are Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Purdue, and Vanderbilt, where he'll take his next official visit to this weekend. Walker had made an early commitment to Washington State, but opened things back up this summer after he picked up 18 offers in a three week period.