September decision for Brandon Walker?

Findlay (Oh.) High School kicker Brandon Walker has visited Louisville for each of the Cardinals home games this season and continues to list U of L among his favorites. What did the standout kicker think of his latest trip to The Ville? has the latest.

For high school kickers and punters the recruiting process is usually much different, as most are forced to wait things out until closer to national signing day for the possiblity of receiving a scholarship offer.

That's not the case for Findlay (Oh.) High School's Brandon Walker.

"I have seven offers," Walker said on Monday evening. "Indiana, Louisville, Pittsburgh, Eastern Michigan, Toledo, Cincinnati and LSU."

Walker reported that he kicked a 60-yard field goal during the summer and has connected on 43 and 45 yards attempts as a senior.

This past weekend the 6-foot-1, 190-pound Walker made his second unofficial visit of the young season with Louisville.

"My visit went real well," said Walker, who has also made multiple unofficial visits to both Indiana and Pittsburgh. "I went down for their game against Kentucky too."

With a number of scholarship offers already in hand Walker said that three schools - Indiana, Louisville and Pittsburgh - continue to stand out above the rest.

Indiana: "The program is on the way up and the business school there is in the top ten nationally. Plus, I have some friends that go there - one plays volleyball at IU."

Louisville: "They are going to be contending for a BCS bowl every year. They have great facilities and their accounting program is in the top ten nationally."

Pittsburgh: "They have done a great job in recruiting the last couple years and already have a bunch for this year. Their facilities are top notch because they share them with a pro team."

While some programs view Walker as both a future kicker and punter, Louisville is recruiting him just as a kicker.

A decision from Walker, who is clearly one of the nation's top kicker prospects, is expected before the end of the month.

"I'm going to make my decision and then take my official visit," explained Walker. "I'm going to do it before the end of the month."

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