Walker Likes What He Sees

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," Walker 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 two.


"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 program."


Scout.Com's 6th ranked receiver said he has been watching some college football in his spare time and has been impressed with one team's performance thus far.


"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 good."


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 decide.


"I am scheduled to visit Florida 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 Baton Rouge."


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 ACT.

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