Walker Has Change in Top Two

The linebacker from La Puent Bishop Amat, Wesley Walker, has a change in his top two leaders. He'll visit UCLA this weekend; could he just get it over with and commit?

Wesley Walker, 6-2, 210, La Puente (Calif.) Bishop Amat, said that UCLA is still a slight leader, but that Oregon has replaced Stanford for the close second place.

"It was between Stanford and UCLA," Walker said. "But Stanford dropped off after the coaching change, and Oregon jumped up because of their performance. So it's UCLA and Oregon. UCLA might have a little edge but I still have to go on my trip."

Walker has visited Stanford, Washington State and Oregon, and will visit UCLA this weekend. He also has a trip planned for Florida on January 25th.

"Yeah, Stanford and Florida, I picked two schools without coaches," Walker said.

Walker said he still plans to take his Florida visit, but is considering dropping the last trip, or possibly substituting another school for the visit. "Florida is still scheduled. I just talked to a Florida coach. So, I'm still planning on taking it. But it's so close to signing day and I'm getting a feeling I want to not take that long to decide. I talked to a lot of guys, a lot of recruits, and they're all committing. I guess I could still possibly take it…unless I commit to UCLA on my trip."

He also said that he could possibly substitute another school for that last visit, and it could be Cal. "Coach Tedford just called me," he said. "I told him I wasn't still sure about my trip to Florida. If I decided not to take it I might trip to Cal, but I'm still not sure."

And even though Stanford has slipped, the Cardinal isn't out of it. "They told me they would get a head coach by Wednesday. I could still go to Stanford, but I think something would have to happen to UCLA and to Oregon for me to go to Stanford now."

And when it comes to UCLA and Oregon, Walker discussed his feelings about both. "I really like where the Oregon football program is headed. But it's far away and the weather. When I was up there on my trip it rained the whole weekend. It wasn't that bad. It wasn't as bad as the weather when I went to Washington State. I could get used to it, but it's a little different.

"With UCLA, I was just hanging out with my friend, Adam Simon, and he's going to UCLA on a baseball scholarship. He's one of my best friends, and we were talking about going to UCLA together. The coaches said we could live together. So, I'd really like the opportunity to go to school with him."

Could he verbally commit on his visit to UCLA? "If I get there and really feel comfortable, and I know that's the place for me to go. I'll probably come home and think about it, if it's definitely the right place for me. But if it's right, it probably wouldn't be long after I came home from the trip."

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