Crazy Time For Walker

Virginia receiver was impressed with what he saw on his Penn State visit. Where do the Nittany Lions stand with him now? And what is up with the injury he sustained Friday? Get the lowdown in our official visit report.

Christchurch, Va., wide receiver Deion Walker took his first official visit of the fall last weekend when he checked out Penn State. The 6-foot-3, 185-pound product of Christchurch High had taken an unofficial visit to Happy Valley in the spring and also took in a PSU preseason practice before finding out what game day is like in Beaver Stadium.

“Penn State was great,” Walker said. “I got up there early Saturday morning and we took a tour of the campus and the facilities and everything. We drove around outside the stadium and downtown to see how crazy the people were with tailgating and everything. Then we went to eat and stood in the tunnel as the players were going out to warm up. We came out to the sideline and the fans were screaming my name. That was crazy. Really, really crazy.

“The game was really good,” Walker added, referring to Penn State's 31-10 win over Notre Dame. “The game was crazy and the crowd was so loud. The team played really well. They ran the ball well and threw the ball well and had success, which was good to see. The defense looked really good too. I actually sat next to Terrelle Pryor during the game and got to talk to him a good bit, as well. He is a really cool guy and we were just talking about everything from basketball to whatever else. I am going to try to talk to him maybe later this week, too.

“After the game, I went out with my host, Deon Butler,” Walker continued. “We met up with D'Anton Lynn, Dalton Freeman and a bunch of the players just to hang out. I didn't get a chance to talk to Jordan Norwood and Derrick Williams, but I talked to Chris Bell a lot. Chris and I are from the same area in Virginia and every time I come up to Penn State we always get together and talk and stuff. He is a great guy.

“Sunday we went to dinner at a place called The Tavern with my family, D'Anton Lynn and his family, Dalton Freeman and his family, and Coach Joe Paterno, Coach (Brian) Norwood, Coach (Mike) McQueary and Coach (Bill) Kenney. That was a pretty good time. After that we had to leave because I had school Monday morning.”

Walker also talked about his future plans in the recruiting process after this visit.

“I would say that this visit really puts Penn State at the top,” Walker said. “I am going to go take an official to Florida State on Oct. 6 and USC sometime in November. I may take a visit to Notre Dame and Florida, as well. I may come up to another Penn State game if I get a chance, too. I should make my decision sometime in November or December.”

Walker had his first high school game last Friday evening and he got off to a rough start.

“I actually got hurt in the first quarter and we got beat pretty badly,” Walker said. “I had a turf toe injury and I played the series after that, but then they took me out. They said at the game that I would probably be out two weeks, but I did play on it that next series so I am hoping to be back before that.”

Look for more on Walker as his season progresses and he plans more official visits.


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