Robert Walker: The personal side

Southwest Mississippi CC tight end Robert Walker has signed with Mississippi State. Here are a few things you won't see in his official bio.

Robert Walker Profile:

  • Community College: Southwest Mississippi CC
  • Position: Tight End
  • Height: 6-4
  • Weight: 265
  • 40-Yard Dash: 4.7
  • MSU Player Hosts: Jerious Norwood, Deljuan Robinson
  • Visits: Mississippi State, Alcorn State, Jackson State. He turned down a visit to Kansas State.
  • Offers: Alcorn State, MSU, Indiana, UConn, East Carolina and Jackson State.

    Was there any one thing that sold you on Mississippi State?
    "Playing in the SEC."

    When do you expect to report to Mississippi State, the summer or the fall?
    "I'll be there in the summer as soon as I can."

    Are you participating in any other sports other than football?
    "No sir."

    What do you think will be the biggest adjustment between junior college and SEC football?
    "Getting a step faster, the quickness of the game."

    Was there any one humorous or unusual thing that happened during your recruitment?
    "Nothing happened that was unusual."

    What are your hobbies?
    "I like to spend time with my three-month old son, Amorian."

    Who has been the most influential person in your life? If more than one, you can mention them all.
    "My mom, dad and my girlfriend."

    What schools did you official visit and who were some you turned down that wanted you to visit?
    "I went to Alcorn State and Jackson State. And after I visited Mississippi State, I committed. After I turned Kansas State down, I didn't go on any more visits."

    What schools offered scholarships?
    "Alcorn State, MSU, Indiana, UConn, East Carolina and Jackson State."

    What are your plans for signing day?
    "I'm signing at 1:30 at my high school. The local newspaper is going to be there. My family and a couple of other people that I know are going to be there."

    Has the internet been a source of information for you during your recruitment?
    "Yes sir. I used to go to Gene's Page a lot, almost every week checking out all the teams in the SEC looking at the tight end positions. I knew I had a chance to play at Mississippi State."

    Gene Swindoll is the owner of Gene's Page (, the unofficial source for Mississippi State sports and Mississippi high school sports on the internet. You can contact him by email at

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