Chris Walker is one of South's top prospects

Chris Walker (LB, Memphis, TN) - One of the more sought after prospects in the South is rolling in the scholarship offers.

"I have been offered by Alabama, Miami, Vandy, LSU, Ole Miss, MSU, Memphis, and soon to be Louisville, Virginia, and Auburn," added the 6' 4", 215 pound Chris Walker.

What makes Chris so wanted?

"I think I can run. I get off blocks and read the offenses really well, and I just make plays."

Is there any room for improvement?

"I just need to get stronger (265 bench/405 squat), and I want to get my weight up to 235 by the time I am a freshman. I am just trying to keep my speed up to get me primed for the next level."

Chris has been starting for Christian Brothers since his 10th grade season. Last year, he recorded 83 tackles, 10.5 for losses, 4 sacks, and 9 caused fumbles. Walker was named 1st Team All-State (D11 3A) for his play on the field.

"Last year was a good season for us but we came up a little short. We lost in the State Championship game 31-27 to MUS. Their QB (Michael Park) had a really good game against us. He was good. I look forward to our rematch with them this year."

Has Walker had a chance to take any Spring visits?

"I actually went to Alabama last weekend. I liked it a lot. I like Coach Shula. I went to MSU for their Jr Day. It was nice. I have gone to a few of the Vandy football games. I like it a lot up there."

Which colleges have caught Chris' eye?

"Alabama, Vandy, and of course Memphis because it is local. I am thinking about staying home and giving all of the locals a chance to see me play."

Are there anymore colleges in the mix?

"I have watched Miami since I was a little kid. I have always had an urge to play for them."

Who is coming after Chris the hardest?

"Right now it is Vandy. They are sending me hand written letters everyday from their head coach. That shows me that they really think highly of me to take their time out to send me hand written letters daily."

Has Walker had a chance to develop a relationship with any of the coaches who are recruiting him?

"I talk to Reed Stringer from MSU. We have talked a couple of times. I talk to Coach Freeze at Ole Miss, and I have also had a chance to talk to Coach Orgeron at Ole Miss. I talk to Coach Johnson from Vandy and Porter from LSU. Coach Simmons from Texas Tech calls a lot too. I have also talked to the Miami coaches a few times."

Which coach has Chris developed the best relationship with?

"Coach Bealin from Vandy. I call him every week. We are real close."

When it comes decision time; what will be the main factors?

"Academics is the first thing with me. I will also look at their facilities, weight room, their coaches, and how I would fit into their defensive scheme."

Chris carries a 3.0 GPA and takes the ACT test for the first time on Friday.

Walker will participate at the scout combine at Ole Miss on April 30th.

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