Walker Seeing A Lot Of Irish

Notre Dame is hoping to add at least one more receiver to its 2008 recruiting class, and have been showing a lot of love to five-star prospect Deion Walker.

Since the Irish finished their season almost three weeks ago, coaches from the staff have made multiple stops to Walker's school and home in Christchurch, Va.

"They've been around," the 6-foot-3, 185-pound Walker said, before quickly having to go because he is on a visit to Penn State right now. He visited Notre Dame officially for the Navy game. "They've came and visited a lot. Coach (Charlie) Weis, coach (Rob) Ianello, coach (Mike) Haywood, coach Powlus, have all been by."

Receivers Michael Floyd and John Goodman have already verbally committed to Notre Dame's top-ranked recruiting class.

Christchurch School head coach Ed Homer has seen a lot of the Irish coaches as well.

"About seven days ago it was coach Ianello and coach Powlus I think," Homer said. "Thursday of last week it was coach Weis and coach Powlus. On Monday, that was coach Ianello and coach Powlus, and they did a home visit."

Walker, who wants to make his announcement Jan. 5 in Orlando, Fla., at the ESPN All-American game, is still looking at Notre Dame, Penn State, N.C. State, Boston College and Texas Tech, according to Homer.

He has been on Notre Dame and Penn State's campus a couple times, and N.C. State's on quite a few occasions with the school being so close. Walker was hoping to visit Boston College for the first time this coming weekend, but can't because of a basketball game. He has also yet to set foot in Lubbock, Texas.

"Notre Dame and Penn State, they're the top two," Homer said.

Walker is going to try and make it to Boston College before he leaves for Orlando, but unless he postpones the decision, will likely not make it to Texas Tech.

"Coach Weis's visit was excellent, and he's also had good visits with Penn State," Homer said. "He wants to make a good choice, and he wants to make his parents proud."

He already has, and with the school's Walker is looking at, he also can't go wrong with that.

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