Big Dawg Beckons

C.J. Morgan-Walker is a player who knows what it means to travel. The talented defensive back from the "Ark-La-Tex" has spent the better part of two years travelling the country and playing 7v7 football in an effort to boost his stock as a prospect. In addition to those efforts, Morgan-Walker has worked hard to move Parkway High football forward. The three star called those efforts "continuous."

"It just never ends," Morgan-Walker said of his off season work. "I have been working hard in the weight room, doing a lot of working out, running a lot and of course playing some 7-on-7. I feel like all of the work is paying off for me and the whole team."

Parkway battled to an 8-2 record last fall, but due to a ruling by the Louisiana High School Athletic Association involving the participation of an ineligible player the Panthers were denied the chance to defend their 2013 state championship.

Morgan-Walker and his teammates return this fall in hopes of competing for another title. The Panthers will likely be a bit more vicious this fall after seeing their season cut short last fall.

"I think we're going to be even better this year," Morgan-Walker said. "We have a lot coming back and we have some young guys stepping up and it looks like they're ready to make some plays. I'm excited about the season."

In just over two weeks time, Morgan-Walker plans to attend Mississippi State's Big Dawg camp, the only college summer camp he plans to attend.

"I am looking forward to getting back up there and being around the coaches and just competing," Morgan-Walker said. "It's been a little bit since I have been up there, so I am looking forward to it."

One of the things Morgan-Walker is eager to do is get to know his future teammates better. Since his pledge to the Bulldogs, Mississippi State has added two other defensive backs from the Bayou State. The trio will likely be fast friends as these boys from "the boot" head to the Magnolia State for their college careers.

"I met Cameron Dantzler at nationals," Morgan-Walker explained. "We chopped it up a bit when we were down there. I am looking forward to seeing him up there. I haven't met (Dontrel Allen), but I am sure we'll all get to know each other at Big Dawg.

"I am excited about meeting everybody, so we can all start building a bond. It will be good to spend some time with everybody, the players, the coaches and everybody. It should be a good time for all of us."

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