Tiger Target 2011: Big Back To Attend JR Day

Talented Running Back confirms he will be at Missouri's upcoming junior day and talks recruiting

The Jefferson City  Jays football program has a long history of sending players to Division 1 colleges to play football. The latest one in that long line is 2011RB Kody Walker 6'2"225lbs 4.7, who already has two college offers early in the recruiting process.

"Missouri and Arkansas have offered me so far."Walker said in a recent conversation.

" I am also hearing mostly from Wisconsin,Oklahoma, Iowa,UCLA, Notre Dame, Clemson, Kansas and Kansas State. Some other schools are also sending me mail but those are the primary schools."

After rushing for 700 yards and 10 TDs as a sophomore in a season shortened by injury, Walker rushed for 1,554 yards and 17 TDs in 2009 averaging 7.1 yard per carry.

Those numbers earned Kody Walker first team All State in Class 6 along with first team All District and All Area in Mid-Missouri, and an invite to the US Army combine held recently in San Antonio, TX.

"I went to the combine and had a good time. I wasn't very happy with my overall performance because I had a turf toe down there, but it was fun."

Regardless of the combine results, colleges will continue to come calling for the talented running back.

He will be making a stop by one of the many schools vying for him soon.

"I will be attending Missouri's junior day on the 30th" said Walker. "I like the Tigers and I am familiar with them and the staff. I have camped there and I am looking forward to it.They are a school that will be high on my list."

I asked Kody if he felt the Tigers offense fit his running style.

"Yes, sir. Obviously I will be looking at the offense a school runs, and I feel as though I can play in the Tigers offense."

Arkansas is another school who has offered Walker that he says will be high on his list of schools.

"I had a chance to make an unofficial down there during the season. They run the ball and they will be a school I pay close attention to."

Walker, who says he likes to pattern his running style after Adrian Peterson, also played a little at Linebacker for the Jays late last year, but knows his future is on offense.

"All of the schools recruiting me see me as a tailback."

Player Analysis: Kody Walker is very nimble for a big back and has exceptional cutting ability,feet and vision to go along with his great size. He can run inside/out and has enough burst to break away from defenders in the open field. While he does not have blazing speed, I have not seen him run down by defenders once he gets past the secondary. He uses his size and strength well but is more then just a power back you would assume based on his build. Kody also has shown nice ability to catch the ball.He self reports a bench max of 230lbs, 400lb squat and 300lb clean.

We will continue to follow Kody Walker's recruitment at ShowMeMizzou.com


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