Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peters Preparatory defensive back D'won Walker has attracted a lot of interest from regional programs. Despite that interest, he has yet to pick up his first offer.
As he continues that quest, he took a visit to Syracuse over the weekend. The Orange are one of the schools who have shown interest, and this was Walker's first time to check out the campus in person.
"The visit was great," Walker said. "I loved the school and the environment. It was very positive. I got to know more about the school. My favorite part, I would say, was the spring game. I liked how fast they played. The corner Julian Whigham stood out.
"I like that he is a physical corner with great hips. He doesn't mind coming up in run support."
On the trip, Walker got to check out the Syracuse facilities as well as their new uniforms that were unveiled last week. There were also academic discussions and meetings with the Orange coaching staff.
Those meetings with the coaches are always critical, as it helps the two sides get to know each other on a more personal level. That was the case for Walker, who believes Syracuse will only continue to ramp up their interest.
"I talked to coach Acosta, my recruiting coordinator and coach Shafer a little," he said. "They said they like me a lot and like my size. They think I could play there and have a great impact on the team. When they come down in two weeks I think they will offer."
Whether Walker picks up the offer remains to be seen. Syracuse will likely hold off until after the summer, but continue to show interest in the 6-foot defensive back.