Texas ATH wants short trip

The distance factor often comes into play when a recruit is trying to decide where he wants to play his college football.<br><br>Cedar Hill, Texas is the home for standout running back/cornerback Sylvester Walker, Jr. (6-2, 195, 4.4) and he is not looking to move too far away from home.

"LSU, Texas and Oklahoma are all within about a seven and a half hour drive from me," said Walker, who will likely move to receiver or free safety at the next level. "LSU is one of the schools I am really interested in because I like their offense. They find out who their go-to-guy is and they use him to their advantage."

What about the Longhorns and Sooners?

"Texas really focuses on their quarterbacks and receivers, and OU attacks the field," Walker said. "OU doesn't just play football. They attack their opponents."

Despite playing running back for most of his career, Walker does not anticipate any problems with playing a different position. He even knows where he wants to play?

"I want to play wideout," he said. "I can catch real good and I know what to do with the ball after I get it. I have good awareness on the field and I know how to communicate with my quarterback.

Walker received plenty of recognition as a sophomore for attacking his opponents when he was voted Offensive MVP and sophomore of the year in his district. Last season, Cedar Hill went through a lot of turmoil and things did not workout nearly as well for Walker or the Cedar Hill coaching staff.

The down year, however, did not affect Walker's recruitment. Nebraska, Iowa, Purdue, Oklahoma and some others have seen him first hand in spring drills with other schools scheduled to pop in before the school year is out.

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