Two-sport star Walker leaning towards FB

Victor Walker still loves the game of basketball, but he feels that his future lies on the gridiron, not on the court. After a 46 catch, 600-yard and four touchdown junior season at wide receiver for Thomas Johnson High School in Frederick, M.D., the wide receiver and combo guard began to receive interest for his skills on the football field.

And after a scholarship offer from Monmouth, Walker said football has taken the lead.

"I'm still trying to decide [on what I want to do at the next level], but right now it's more towards football because I have that offer from Monmouth," he said.

The 6'1", 180-pound receiver also said that the offer from Monmouth boosts them to the top of his interest list over other schools such as Delaware, James Madison and Towson that have expressed interest.

That list may change by the end of the month, however, as Walker is set to attend camp at Towson as well as a June 27th 7-on-7 event at the nearby University of Maryland.

Basketball is still not out of the question for Walker, who had 14 points per game and five assists last year, as he has attended a handful of basketball camps in the past few months.

"There are factors other than the scholarship offer," he said. "I want to go to a place where I can play right off the bad and academics are extremely important as well … I want to go somewhere where I can be comfortable."

Walker also has the added of playing with national recruit Nick Forbes who not only was the one who convinced his "best friend" to try football, but brings added scouts to their games.

"It's great to have a guy like Nick around," Walker said. "He's been like my best friend for a while and he knows a lot about the game."

But since Walker is still new to the game of football, he admits that there is still a lot of room for him to grow in his senior year, a year where he previously told SOR that he aims to "earn 1,000 receiving yards, win Player of the Year, and finally win a state championship."

"My route running [is something I need to work on]," he said adding that he also wants to improve his speed after running a 4.82 40-yard dash at a Baltimore combine.

On the other hand, Walker said that his basketball experience has transitioned well to the football field saying that both his jumping ability and strong hands are his biggest strengths as a wideout.

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