It pays to be versatile in life and on the football field as well. The more one can do, the more value one holds. Kurt Walker has made that logic part of his football game.
At 6'1", 190 pounds, Kurt has the physique to succeed in college as either a kicker or wide receiver. He is strong enough to fend off defensive backs (220 pound bench press; 325 pound squat) and fast enough to score deep (4.6 second 40 yard dash) without being too muscular to have an effective kicking motion.
As a wide receiver and kicker from Hebron HS, Kurt has improved with every year that he has played. As a sophomore he was an honorable mention all district wide receiver (seven catches, 105 yards, 2 TDs) and a 1st team All-District kicker (15 PATs, seven field goals); as a junior he moved up to 2nd team All-District as a wide receiver (44 catches, 620 yards, 3 TDs) and repeated as 1st team All-district kicker (36 PATs, 8 field goals)
"I want to be able to play while getting my education," is what Kurt said he is looking for in a school. So far there are a number of quality schools showing interest.
Syracuse, Missouri, Utah, SMU, Kansas, and Ohio have all shown interest. He has yet to field any offers and has yet to exclude any of the schools that have shown interest in his search, and hopes to hear from Texas and Texas Tech in the near future.
So far the only school he has visited is SMU.
"I got to visit during Thanksgiving Weekend, for SMU's last game of the regular season against Tulane. The facility and atmosphere were real impressive."
A smart player that maintains a 3.2 GPA in class, Kurt has a competitive edge and confidence that can translate well at the college level.
"I'm a go-to receiver with great hands."
Kurt looks to add even better speed and strength to go with those abilities this off-season. He also plans on working on kicking off the ground.
He hopes to have a decision made by time his senior year starts. SMU, as one of his favorites is in good contention to gain his services either as a kicker or wide receiver.
"Paying for SMU would be a great opportunity. I like that it is a smaller school with lots of possibility for playing time."