SAN ANTONIO—Waco, Texas cornerback Marcus Walker talks about his commitment status, Oklahoma and Adrian Peterson during an exclusive OUInsider.com interview on the eve of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Game.
OUInsider.com: In previous interviews, you've made it well known that your final decision will come down to Oklahoma and Florida State? Is that still the case?
OUInsider.com: Is Oklahoma your leader?
Walker: "They've always been one of my top schools from Day One. Everybody else has always been trying to catch up to them."
OUInsider.com: How close are you to making your commitment?
Walker: "Very close. In fact, I'm 85 to 90 percent sure of it (my commitment). I just need to go home, talk to my family and make sure everything is straight (with my commitment)."
OUInsider.com: Does that mean you will make your decision before Signing Day?
Walker: "Most definitely. I'm tired of this (recruiting). I'm just ready to get it over with."
OUInsider.com: Is there any chance you might announce your commitment at halftime of tomorrow's U.S. Army All-American Bowl Game?
Walker: "Nope, not at all."
OUInsider.com: What impresses you most about Oklahoma?
Walker: "Everything. At Oklahoma, you know you're going to be surrounded by players who work hard and coaches that are going to work you hard. Because of that, Oklahoma's players have a chance to win a national championship every year."
OUInsider.com: Do you have any official visits left?
Walker: "I'm supposed to go to LSU on Jan. 16, but I really don't plan on making it there. There's a real slim chance that I might be there."
OUInsider.com: What's your prediction for the Sugar Bowl?
Walker: "OU's gonna win for sure. I think they'll win something like 35-17."
OUInsider.com: What single factor will have the biggest impact on your decision?
Walker: "I just want to be around some great players. I want to be pushed as a player so I can get better and hopefully win some national championships."
OUInsider.com: What are your expectations for the tomorrow's U.S. Army All-American Bowl Game?
Walker: "I just want to compete. I'm not here trying to outdo anybody, except myself. I'm going to do the best I can and whatever happens, happens."
OUInsider.com: Any thoughts on your friend Adrian Peterson and his potential commitment to Oklahoma tomorrow?
Walker: "That's my dog. We talk on the phone a lot. I don't know where he's going. That's his decision. I'm sure he'll make the one that's best for him."
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