Walker Makes it Boomer Sooner

The Oklahoma Sooners have been on a roll in recruiting. They had already secured the groundwork for a tremendous class with their early commitments, but this week they have been on a new hot streak by securing four more verbals. Scout.com tracked down the latest commitment, Casey Walker, for his thoughts on why he chose Oklahoma.

Casey Walker, a 6-foot-1, 290-pound defensive tackle from Garland High in Texas was the latest player to issue a public commitment to the Oklahoma, picking the Sooners over offers from Ole Miss, Arizona, Colorado, TCU and Mississippi State.

Walker, who reportedly bench presses over 400 pounds, announced that he would be attending Oklahoma just days following Monday's camp session in Norman, a popular trend it seems. Will there be any more camps for the overpowering defensive lineman, or is it going to be OU only from here on out?

"I am done," Walker responded when asked about his future camp and visit plans. "I went to the OU camp on Monday and I think that will be it. I had a great time."

"They have a great atmosphere at OU. When I went there for junior day I had a tremendous time and I loved the environment that I saw when I walked around the campus."

"The tradition also played a part," Walker continued. "They have a lot of tradition in the program, and it is great to be a part of that tradition."

The coaching staff also played a huge role in landing the "Lone Star State" standout.

"I really like Coach (Bob) Stoops and Coach (Jackie) Shipp," Walker explained. "I am very excited to be able to play for a positional coach like coach Shipp."

Garland Head Coach, Jeff Jordan, informed Scout.com earlier today that Walker's biggest strength was his strength and quickness off of the first step. Walker echoed those sentiments.

"For me it is about being quick off of the ball," Walker began. "I use my hands well to get off of the blocks, but at OU it is all about being quick off of the ball."

"I kind of look up to a Gerald McCoy. I like to visualize what I can do myself when watching his tape. I see what he does that has made him successful at OU in his first two years."

Everyone will be asking Walker what the chances are that teammate Chancey Aghayere will join him in the Crimson and Cream. While he did not handicap those chance he did admit that he is close very close to Aghayere and fellow Garland defensive lineman Joel Wilson.

"It is wonderful getting to play alongside those guys in high school," Walker stated. "We all have a s real strong chemistry together. They are over at my house every Saturday night and we just talk about how much fun we are going to have on the field."

As a junior, Walker collected 25 tackles and two sacks to earn Honorable Mention All-District Honors.

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