Huskers offer third Olive Branch player

It's not uncommon for a school to come in and offer a pair of team mates. It's a little more rare to hear of one school coming in and offering a trio of team mates, but that is exactly what Nebraska has done. A third player from Olive Branch, Miss.

Allen Walker, like two of his other team mates, is holding a Nebraska offer. Markeith Summers and Anthony Summers also of Olive Branch, Miss. were recently offered by Nebraska. Nebraska joins a list that features some schools that are closer to Walker.

"I have offers from Nebraska, Auburn, Mississippi State and Ole Miss," Walker said. "I am reading up on Nebraska right now. I have seen them on television before. Distance isn't a big deal. I would kind of like to go away for college."

Colleges are recruiting Walker for a little of everything. He plays wide receiver, safety and some cornerback. The 6-foot-2 and 200 pound Walker is being recruiting, primarily, as an athlete by most schools or leaving the position up to him. Walker has a 4.5/40, bench presses 280, squats 480 and hang cleans 260.

"Some schools want me to play offense. Most schools are telling me they are recruiting me as an athlete. I tell most schools that I would play where I get to see the field."

Walker was busy last year attending camps and expects to be as busy and maybe busier this summer. "I went to Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Alabama and Northeast Community College. This summer I am going to Tennessee, Auburn, Alabama, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Northeast Community College."

It's not easy for Walker to talk about himself. He's a humble kid, but he did come out and say some things that he thinks help make him successful on the football field.

"At wide receiver I'm quick and fast. I run good routes. I like all of the routes. When I play cornerback or safety it's easy for me to cover because I play wide receiver. I know their routes. That helps me a lot."

Walker isn't claiming a favorite right now out of his four offers or in general. He didn't grow up following a team because watching the game always came second to being somewhere and playing it. "I went to a couple of games, but I didn't really ever sit down and watch a game at home."

Olive Branch is minutes away from Horn Lake, or home to Brandon Jackson a true sophomore running back for Nebraska. Walker said that he is familiar with Jackson.

"Yes sir, I played against him. He was pretty good. He's a real strong running back. I think that his junior year was like his first year playing football."

Walker said that he is not planning on taking an unofficial to Nebraska this summer. However, he will look seriously at taking an official to Nebraska this fall. He is currently researching all of the schools that are recruiting him right now.

Walker should not be an academic risk as he is carrying around 2.5 GPA and has also scored an 18 on his ACT.

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