Junior update: Houston Westbury WR George Walker

After bringing you guys an update on <B>Andrew Kelson</B>, the Houston Lamar athlete, we turn our attention to one of Kelson's cousins who also buckles his chin-strap in district 18-5A. But on a different team. Ladies and gents, that's <B>George Walker</B>, the standout wide receiver of Houston Westbury.

Walker is 6-2, 190 pounds and posted a 4.42 forty when he was last timed. With a 280-pound bench and a 375-pound squat, he brings not only the height, weight and speed college scouts covet, but a physical presence to the position as well. WRs like him can give opposing corners fits. And expect this kid to garner some serious attention from some of the majors.

Sophomore stats: As a receiver, he gloved 16 passes for 315 yards and 2 TDs.

"We had a senior-laden team that season and had a couple of standout wide receivers already," Westbury coach George Campbell said.

Many of you may remember WRs Bennie Brazell who went to LSU and Trey Campbell who now catches passes for Texas Southern. Those were the seniors playing in front of Walker, yet the now senior-to-be still managed to get onto the field. And when he did, he made plays, evidenced by his 20 yards-per-catch average in his first year of varsity.

Junior stats: Walker more than doubled his receptions in his junior campaign totaling 690 yards and 11 TDs on 37 grabs. Again, almost 20 yards-per-catch.

In addition to logging time at the wideout position, Walker rotated in at free safety for Lamar's two-deep coverage package while also getting a chance to return a few kicks, primarily in the last two games.

"He'll be back there full time with Clyde Edwards this year," Campbell told IT. "He averaged 29 yards-per-kick return on only four kicks, so we'd like to use his abilities more this season. We already know what he can do but I wanted to make sure we were ready to do that with him. I mean, he's our best weapon on offense and we didn't want to rush him into a kick return role, but he's definitely ready for it and so are we."

Walker also hoops it up as the shooting guard for the Westbury basketball team. Stats: 12 points, 6 boards, 2 steals and a couple of assists per game.

"I told him to take a week off now that basketball season is over to clear his head and catch his breath before jumping straight into track," Westbury's head coach said. "And he's still coming in to get his lifts in the weight room."

Campbell said Walker might be running the 200 meters this year and will be on both the sprint- and mile-relay teams.

Bloodlines: Mother is a teacher/coach and father was Houston Yates' "Mr. Yates" when he balled in high school with Campbell, later moving onto Prairie View A&M where according to Campbell, he averaged 29 point a game on their basketball team.

Accolades: 1st-team all-district and all-greater Houston.

No scholarship offers at this point.

Schools interested: "There have been a number of college coaches come by our school," Campbell said. "Off the top of my head...A&M, Texas, OU, UCLA, Florida State, Tennessee, Oregon State, Oregon, Iowa, Iowa State, TCU and SMU.


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