Darius Walker Updates GBW

I got a call Sunday night 'out of the Blue' from a very mature and articulate and deep-voiced person. At first I thought it must be a US Senator or something -- but then I was surprised to hear the voice say, "This is Darius Walker."

It was Darius Walker (Auburn Nike stats: 5-10 1/2, 197 lbs., 36.7 inch vertical jump ... 4.4 in the 40) from Buford, Georgia.

It looks like you've been getting interviewed a lot lately.

"Yeah, its been kind've wild."

Would you tell me about your Michigan recruiting so far?

"Yes. Coach Loeffler has been recruiting me for Michigan. He came to the school in the spring and talked to my coaches, and they looked at me film. Michigan has offered me a scholarship -- my coach got something in the mail saying so."

Do you have a top five?

"I actually have a top ten for now (in no order): Michigan, Notre Dame, Stanford, Nebraska, Ohio State, Arkansas, Florida, USC, Maryland, LSU ... all of them have offered me a scholarship."

Are you going to any camps or making any unofficial visits this summer?

"No. I went to the Auburn Nike Camp, where we got rained out right away. That's it."

What is it about Michigan that attracts you?

"I've heard they have a great academic program, as well as the football program of course. That is something I'm really looking for, a good mixture of both."

Your academics are strong then.

"I have a 4.0 GPA. I'm 7th in my class right now. I have an early 970 SAT score."

When do you think you'll start narrowing your list?

"I'm not in a hurry. I'll be narrowing it down from ten to five during the football season probably."

As a junior Walker rushed for 1,986 yards and 26 touchdowns. He is TheInsiders.com's #55 South prospect.

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