Christchurch High School product Deion Walker (6'3, 185, 4.45) sustained an injury on the gridiron about 2 weeks ago. Walker called his injury 'turf toe' and informed TigerRag.Com how the injury has been affecting his game both in the classroom and on the field.
"I tried playing on it last week,"
informed. "I do not think that was a good idea because I may have hurt it even
more. It didn't look too good for me at first, but since then it has gotten
better and I think I should be good to go in about another week or
"The injury has allowed me to get
more study time in though which is a good thing," Walker added. "It seems like that's all I've
been doing lately."
The injury may have hurt
Scout.Com's 5-star wide receivers stats this season, but not the interest being
shown by all of college football's elite programs.
"I've been in contact with a bunch
of coaches," Walker explained. "I spoke to coach [D.J.]
McCarthy from LSU last Thursday or Friday. He was asking me how school was going
and how LSU is looking this year as well as the future of their
ranked receiver said he has been watching some college football in his
spare time and has been impressed with one team's performance thus
"I've watched both of the LSU
games that were on television," Walker stated. "They are just running through
people. They are destroying whoever they face. Their offense seems to be moving
the ball really well and their defense is extremely fast. LSU looks really
Walker said the success of a team this
season certainly does not hurt anything, but at the same time it is not
something he is too concerned with.
"When I am looking at my top
teams, I am not too worried about how they look right now," he said. "I like to
see them do good and all, but I am more concerned with how they are going to
look 2-3 years from now.
"Look at LSU for example. LSU is
killing people, but I want to know who the quarterback is going to be after
[Matt] Flynn leaves. Like will it be [Ryan] Perrilloux and who are the
quarterbacks LSU is recruiting? Those are the real factors that I am
putting into my decision."
Walker had originally stated that he
would be making his announcement sometime in October, but now the stud receiver
says it will be a little later.
"I was planning on announcing in
October," he stated. "I will make my decision on December 1st now. I've taken
one official visit to Penn
St. so far and I would like to make a few more before
"I am scheduled to visit
St. on October 6th," Walker said. "I would also
really like to check out USC and LSU, but nothing is definite yet. I need to
speak with coach McCarthy again from LSU about maybe making a visit to
Note: Walker finished his junior season with 47
receptions for 732 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, he had 31 tackles
and eight interceptions. He recorded a 3.2 core GPA with a 21 on the