Brandon Walker talks about his Pitt visit

The University of Pittsburgh hosted a number of quality recruits over the weekend. One of those prospects was blue-chip kicker Brandon Walker from Findlay, OH. The PantherDigest.com recently spoke with Brandon about his visit. Read on for details.

Findlay, Ohio kicker Brandon Walker (6-foot-2 inches, 190 pounds) chose Louisville over Pitt in September. When Louisville Head Coach Bob Petrino opted to take over as the head coach for the NFL Atlanta Falcons, Brandon decided to take a second look at Pitt. He visited the Panthers over the weekend and the PantherDigest.com was able to speak with him about his experience.

"I had a good time this weekend. I had seen a lot of Pitt before but I learned a few new things," stated Brandon Walker.

"My host for the weekend was Shane Murray. We spent Friday at Dave and Busters and I was able to meet a lot of the player," said Walker. "We had some free time afterwards and we just hung out."

Scout.com ranks Walker a "three-star" prospect and the 6th best punter in the nation.

"Saturday was a lot of fun. We took for tour of the campus and saw a lot of the facilities. I had seen a lot of it before, but I forgot how beautiful Heinz Chapel was," said Walker. "The main event on Saturday was the big Pitt-Georgetown basketball game. It was a lot of fun and the fans were really into the game. We got to spend a lot of time with some of the guys that committed like Max (Gruder), Henry (Hynoski) and John (Fieger)."

"It was clear the fans knew about LeSean McCoy. They were chanting for us. We couldn't help but wonder if they were going to chant for us."

"Like I said, I had been to Pitt before but this gave me a chance to get to know the school that much better. It was good spending more time with the coaches and players."

When asked specifically where the Panthers stand, he stated, "I like Pitt but I think I owe it to the new Louisville staff to get to know them as well. Coach (Charlie) Partridge will visit me on Thursday. I have a set of exams coming up and won't make a decision until after they are over."

Harry G. Psaros can be contacted at harrypsaros@msn.com.


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