As Oklahoma continues to build its 2017 class, currently ranked No. 3 in Scout rankings, OU fans can rejoice in knowing it already has a five-star talent for the 2018 class.
Moore (Okla.) Southmoore offensive tackle Brey Walker was one of 10 five-star recruits named by Scout this week, earning the No. 1 ranking at offensive tackle and in the Midlands region.
Walker, who has been committed to OU since November, is the Sooners lone pledge for the class right now and has been a frequent visitor to Norman throughout the years.
(Walker as a freshman)
Walker isn’t a stranger to attention. Ever since he was an eighth-grader, people around the state have been talking about how talented Walker can be and what a monster he is.
Sooners Illustrated first got the chance to see Walker back when he was a freshman at Southmoore, still trying to figure the game out as well as figure out how to use his God-given size and strength.
Walker learned the hard way as a freshman and quickly became a name to know following multiple offers the spring after his freshman season.
One of those happened to be the Sooners, the earliest in-state offer anybody can remember in a long, long time.
Walker earned offers from more schools as well and put himself on the national map with a fine showing at The Opening regional in Dallas heading into his sophomore year.
(Walker at The Opening following freshman season)
(Walker as a sophomore)
The hype was strong for Walker heading into his sophomore season, but the production started to come with it as well. As schools like Alabama and Arkansas started to enter the picture, it started to become clear the Sooners were the school to beat.
Walker committed to OU just minutes after the Sooners dominating 58-23 win against Oklahoma State in the annual Bedlam showdown to give OU another Big 12 championship.
The big thing has been Walker’s relationship with offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh, and it’s a relationship that continues to develop right now.
Since his commitment, Walker has been an even more frequent visitor to Norman, often calling it his home away from home.
(Walker earlier this month at OU’s camp)
Now heading into his junior season, expectations will be high for Walker and for Southmoore, but he said he’s not worried about that.
Walker is starting to piece it all together. He’s starting to dominate at the point of attack, and there’s no questioning how badly he loves the competition.
A state champion in wrestling as a sophomore, Walker’s wrestling background is certainly helping him on the gridiron.
Despite being a commit to OU for more than six months, he was back in Norman earlier this month to compete at OU’s elite one-day event. Not show up but compete and show why he’s the top-ranked prospect in the state, which is exactly what he did.