Cerritos junior college (California) safety Elijah Walker is committed to Kansas State, but will likely be making a final decision in January between the Wildcats and TCU.
Walker visited Fort Worth in early December, right before the recruiting dead period. He made the trip with junior college teammate Alex Bush – who signed with TCU on Junior College National Signing Day earlier this month.
“He’s trying to get me to go there, I just tell him that I’m trying compare schools,” said Walker on Monday. “I feel it is a great place to play. The city is awesome and it’s close to Dallas. City life is a plus.”
Walker had 53 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and an interception in 2016. He is rated the No. 13 junior college product in the country.
“Coach P (Patterson) he keeps it honest. I feel I could trust him in the long run. They use three safeties. He let me know that I could play all three, but they would try to find one that fit me perfect.
“The thing I like about Coach P is that he’s an offensive guy, but Coach spends a lot of time on defense. He was a defensive coodinator. I like that. He doesn’t just let somebody else run it.”
Walker said academics will be the biggest decision in where he transfers in May. He will sign on February 1.
“I’m not a one and done type of guy. I want my degree,” said Walker. “Things like academic support, tutors, are the main thing. Who can help me succeed in that?”
Gary Patterson played football at Kansas State and Walker did start laughing when the two together were brought up.
“He doesn’t talk bad about Kansas State. He said it’s a pretty good school. It’s crazy,” said Walker when talking about his finalists. “I think I will have a decision in late January. Both staffs will visit me in January. I’m still at this point verbally committed to Kansas State.”
Walker is originally from the Long Beach area.