Moore (Okla.) Southmoore offensive tackle Brey Walker is not your ordinary high school freshman. At 6-6, 275-pounds, this mammoth lineman has the prototypical size and tools that college coaches salivate over. However, because he is so young word about him is just now starting to get out. One school that just got the memo is Michigan. Tight ends coach Jay Harbaugh got to see the talented youngster up close and the Wolverine assistant wasted little time expressing his interest.
“Jay Harbaugh came to our school looking at one of our defensive backs and didn’t really come looking for a lineman,” Walker’s father Corwin told The Michigan Insider. “He came to look at Quindon Lewis, who is a defensive back. The coaches asked if he had seen Brey. He told them he didn’t know about Brey, so when he saw him he got on the phone to Michigan about Brey. He later called and he offered him.”
That news immediately the Maize & Blue a major player in young Walker’s recruitment.
“They are pretty high up there,” Mr. Walker said regarding Michigan. “With Harbaugh over there, that does a lot for him and he has expressed pretty good interest in them. Maybe next year we might come up there, but if we can fit it in this year, then we would do a quick look at Michigan.”
“With Harbaugh being at Michigan it does a lot for the school. We know they run the ball and that means smash-mouth football. We are pretty much looking for that and he can play the pass pretty well, but is a perfect fit for run blocking because he is physical, good with his hands and especially with his background in wrestling. I know they run the ball, so he knows all about Harbaugh. I also told him how many Michigan (stadium) holds, so to play in front of a hundred thousand and I want him to see that.”
As exciting as it all is the elder Walker says his son will maintain a patient approach to the recruiting process.
“It is way too early for any favorites and I just want him to enjoy this and being a kid,” said Mr. Walker. “There is no pressure on him. He has wrestled nationally and doesn’t really waver at any of this kind of stuff. This attention towards him is nothing new.”
“He is the real deal,” Mr. Walker added. “He is a big guy that is not fat, but athletic and is a wrestler. He is everything you want in a football player.”