Play Big or Go Home

One of the most talented wide-outs in the country, Deion Walker (6'3, 185, 4.45) spoke to recently about his rehab and his future plans at the next level.

"I've been doing pretty good," said Walker. "We lost last week by two touchdowns, but we had two touchdowns called back for penalties. In that game I had about 70 yards rushing along with a 101 interception return for a touchdown. I also returned a punt for a touchdown, but that was one of the touchdowns that was called back.

"I felt pretty good out there," Walker added. "I was probably playing at about 90-percent. It was the first time I played at full speed since the first game of the season. Then I was playing both ways so it kind of took its toll on me."

The 5-star wide receiver informed TigerRag he has been watching some college football lately with a focus on one team in particular.

"I watched the LSU vs. Florida game a couple of weeks back," Walker stated. "It was a really good game. I really liked coach [Les] Miles' play calling towards the end of the game too. He made some big time calls and they paid off. With me, it is play big or go home.

"I didn't see the LSU vs. Kentucky game, but I did see a few of the highlights and the final score," Walker continued. "I wasn't too surprised though because college football is so unpredictable. Anything can happen on any day. I was kind of expecting  LSU to lose one game due to the schedule they have to play week in and week out. They took Kentucky to 3 overtimes so they kept fighting to the end and that just shows you what kind of team they have."'s No. 9 ranked receiver said he would really like to catch an LSU game in person this season, but his team's schedule along with LSU's schedule will probably prevent that from happening.

"It's going to be hard for me to make it to Baton Rouge for a LSU game this season because of scheduling," Walker said. "I'd like to take an official visit to LSU after my season though.

"So far I've taken official visits to Penn St. and to Florida St," Walker said. "I have another official lined up with Notre Dame for November 3rd when they play Navy. Other than those 3, I do not know when or where my next official will be."

Walker said he had heard rumors that he supposedly had made a list of top teams, but claimed that simply was not true.

"Someone had named a few schools and asked if I was interested in them and I said yes because I was and I still am," Walker explained. "I didn't say those were my top 10 or top 5 or whatever. Right now I am considering a bunch of schools."

Is LSU a part of that bunch?

"LSU is a part of that group," Walker replied. "I like their team and I have a pretty good relationship with coach [D.J.] McCarthy. I spoke with him a couple of days ago. We talked about normal stuff. He asked if I was healthy and wanted to know what was going on with my rehab and things like that.

"I should have my mind made up as far as where I want to go to school sometime in December," Walker concluded.

Note:  Walker finished his junior season with 47 receptions for 732 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, he had 31 tackles and eight interceptions. The Christchurch High School product reported a 3.2 core GPA from last school year and recorded a 21 on the ACT.

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