Walker Receiving Calls from Six Schools

Madison-Ridgeland Academy quarterback Dallas Walker, who will be playing in the academy all-star game this coming Thursday night, is continuing to receive recruiting calls and visits from six colleges.

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"Texas A&M's (assistant head) Coach (Kenith) Polk texted me the other night and said he is going to call me this week and hopefully get some film from the game this week because I'm going to be running some wideout, too. And he wants to see that," said Dallas. "Mississippi State actually came by (Monday) morning. (MSU offensive coordinator) Coach (Woody) McCorvey came by and talked with me after our morning practice. He said he is going to go back and talk to (MSU head) Coach (Sylvester) Croom. He also said they are going to have some guys watch me play in the all-star game Thursday. Memphis called a little while ago and their coach, (assistant head) Coach (Clay) Helton is on his way in and he is going to check us out probably for practice and the game, too. Southern Miss called and they are going to be at the game. I also know that Arkansas State and Tulsa are going to be at the game, too. They came by my school last week and talked to me. They both sounded real serious when I met with them."

Two schools offered Dallas a few months ago. And both are still very solid with their offers.

"Memphis and Southern have both told me their offers are there all the way up until signing day," noted Dallas. "They aren't putting any kind of pressure on me. Coach Helton told me he doesn't want to put any kind of pressure on me to commit because he wants to know that when I commit to them that's where I want to be. Southern Miss has been the same way."

As for what position each school is recruiting him to play, it varies due to how athletically gifted Dallas is.

"Texas A&M is talking to me about coming in as an athlete," said Dallas. "Mississippi State is pretty much the same. Coach Helton said when I get there they are going to put me at quarterback and also see if I can help them at wide receiver. Arkansas State and Tulsa are looking at me as a quarterback. Southern Miss is, too."

It appears no school has the lead at the moment.

"It's all even right now," explained Dallas. "Coach McCorvey asked me about that (Monday) morning. We talked about whether I was going to wait or commit somewhere soon. I told him I was still wide open and want to take my visits."

He has two visits set and the others are talking about an official visit.

"I have a visit set up with Memphis the weekend of the 19th (of January) and Southern Miss the following weekend," said Dallas. "Those dates may change because I have to get with our basketball coach to make sure I'm not missing a tournament or something like that. But I'll know for sure in the next day or two.

"Coach McCorvey said they will talk with me (on the phone) after the game Thursday to tell me when they want to set up a visit. Tulsa and Arkansas State also are talking about visits."

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