Walker Excited to Get Started

Buford, Ga. running back and current Irish commitment Darius Walker has graduated from high school and is now turning his attention to college. We spoke with the future Irish running back to get his thoughts on the future, and to find out what he's been doing since signing day. What has Walker been up to?

Darius Walker has finished high school and did so with a bang. "I did graduate," said Walker. "I graduate with honors and was in the top 10 in my class."

Walker says finishing high schools hasn't quite sunk in yet. "It's a little wierd," said Walker. "I guess I consider myself alumni now. It's a great feeling, but I guess it feels a little strange knowing I won't be going back there."

The Georgia native says he's focused on one thing only right now. "I've been working out, training, trying to get ready. I'm really looking forward to this. You work hard to get to this point. I want to come in in the best shape of my life."

Walker also says he's been keeping in touch with the Irish coaches. "I've spoken to coach Miles a few times," he said. "We haven't talked about what number I'm getting. I was No. 7 so I'm not sure how that will work out.

"He just told me to keep working out--conditioning is real important when I get there. He told me I needed to prepare myself physically and mentally and kind of gave me an update on how spring ball went and everything."

Darius said he really didn't have any summer plans. "I'm just working out," Walker said. "I really don't have any plans to go anywhere. I think we are going to head up a little early to Notre Dame to check things out. That's really about it."

Playing time is the goal for Walker as a freshman. "I'm just going to work hard like everyone else," he said. "I would love to come in and get into the rotation and get my feet wet. I''ll come up and do my best, and we'll see what happens after that."

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