The U.S. Army National Combine is designed to provide the top junior high school football players with an opportunity to receive exposure and to compete against other top players from around the country. Defensive end Myles Walker (6-foot-7, 250 pounds) emerged from the combine as one of the top prospects at the camp.
"I think I did really well with the pass rush drill and the lineman agility drill," Walker said of his performance at the junior combine. "I didn't think I'd do that well, but I did better than I thought I would. I told myself the nigh before that I needed to go out there and give 110 percent and I think I did that. I pushed some of those big offensive linemen around during some of the lineman drills.
"There were some pretty big boys down there. I hadn't gone up against a lot of big guys like that before, but I used my quickness to get around them. Some big men have quickness and some don't, I think I do.
"I got a lot of confidence," Walker said. "It improved my confidence, and I learned a little technique when we went through the different stations."
His effort might give him an opportunity to come back next year as a senior and play in the main event, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
"If I could play in the game next year, it would really be cool," Walker said. "The West just shut them down. I just watched them they played together. Everything was cool. I liked game, I like how everything was run and everything went according to plan."
Walker will need his own plan to deal with all of the recruiting attention that he is starting to receive.
"I haven't gotten any scholarship offer yet," Walker replied when asked about his recruitment. "I get mail from, Rice, TCU, Texas A&M, Connecticut, Michigan State, Boston College, Yale, SMU, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ohio State, Arizona State, LSU, Purdue, Colorado St, Arizona State and LSU."
"Schools are recruiting me mostly at defensive end. I haven't gotten to the point where I want to talk to coaches or visit school, because I'm busy with school.
"Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma and Ohio State, I think those would be my top four schools that I'd like to play football for," he stated.
Although Walker will be one of the top football prospects in the state of Texas, all of his recruiting letters he listed aren't for football. Despite being from a football state, Walker would prefer to play basketball at the next level.
"I've been playing basketball most of my life, so I would probably want to play basketball," Walker resounded when asked which sport he'd like to pursue in college. "I average about 17 rebounds and average over 20 points per game.
"I honestly have no idea what my stats are in football. My coach really doesn't tell us that stuff. They'll give a sheet to us after a game and we'll pass it around, but that's about it"
Walker reported a 3.1 g.p.a. He will take the SAT in March.