Walker Talks MSU Visit

Reggie Walker, a 2015 defensive end who plays for Ponchatoula High School in Louisiana, talks about his unofficial visit to Mississippi State this past Saturday.

  • Name: Reggie Walker
  • Classification: 2015
  • High School: Ponchatoula (LA) High School
  • Position: Defensive End/Linebacker
  • HT: , WT: 6-foot-1, 226
  • Scout.com Ranking: 3-Star
  • Schools of Interest: Arizona State, Kansas, Kansas State, Louisiana Lafayette, Louisiana Tech, LSU, Mississippi State, Oklahoma State, Southern Miss, Texas Tech, Tulane

  • "I loved all of the changes at Mississippi State," said Walker, referring to the new facilities and stadium expansion. "That really caught my eye."

    He also enjoyed talking to a couple of the Mississippi State coaches.

    "I liked the coaches," said Walker. "I talked to (defensive line) Coach (David) Turner and (recruiting) Coach (Greg) Knox."

    Both coaches told him that they liked what they have seen from him so far.

    "They said they loved my motor a lot. They said they were looking to offer me really, really soon, although they didn't say they were offering me," said the talented youngster. "I was hoping they would offer me (on my visit)."

    Although he plays defensive end in high school, he told the Mississippi State coaches that he actually prefers playing another position in college.

    "They asked me what I thought I would play and I told them linebacker even though I play stand up defensive end (in high school)," said Walker. "I would play linebacker if they offered me there. I would probably play outside linebacker because I like to rush the quarterback, but it doesn't really matter to me which (linebacker position)."

    The Bulldog coaches invited him back to one of their summer camps to show his skills at both linebacker and defensive end.

    "Coach Knox said they want me to come to a camp so that they can see me move from side to side," said Walker. "They want to see which position that I'm better at. Coach Turner wants to see if I can play defensive end. He wants to see what I can do in camp."

    Walker's brother, Robert Walker, who played for Mississippi State from 2004 to 2005, came with him on the visit. Robert has had good things to say about his experience at Mississippi State.

    "He said it's a life changing experience every day and it's the best feeling ever," said Reggie. "He said he loved the people at Mississippi State including his teammates and that it's a nice, quiet place."

    Walker currently has offers from eight schools.

    "I have offers from Texas Tech, Tulane, ULL, Louisiana Tech, Southern Miss, Kansas State, Kansas and Arizona State," he said. "And Oklahoma State, LSU and Mississippi State are interested in me."

    As for a leader among the schools recruiting him, Reggie told Scout.com's Mike Coppage after his visit to MSU that "Mississippi State is number one for me. They're my leader."

    Keep it on Scout.com and GenesPage as we continue to follow the recruitment of this very talented member of the class of 2015.

    Gene Swindoll is the publisher of the GenesPage.com website, the source for Mississippi State sports on Scout.com sports network. You can contact him by emailing swindoll@genespage.com.

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