Trojans or Buckeyes?

Glenville (OH) offensive lineman Aundrey Walker, one of the most highly sought after big men in the country, has wrapped up the recruiting process and is now ready to announce his college choice

Glenville (OH) offensive lineman Aundrey Walker, one of the most highly sought after big men in the country, has wrapped up the recruiting process and is now ready to announce his college choice.

Walker has visited schools from the ACC, Big Ten and Pac-10 and is now focused on just two: USC and Ohio State.

‘Right now it's OSU and USC. USC has a great coaching staff and it's a nice place," Walker said. "The school is great itself. I'm surrounded by a group of good people.

"Ohio State, you can't go wrong with going to Ohio State. It's a great school. Jim Tressel is a good guy.

"To me, whichever one I go to it's a win-win situation because I can't go wrong. It's basically going to be where my heart is, where I feel most comfortable."

The 6-6, 355-pound lineman will announce his decision on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. PST.

"I'm going to talk with my mother tomorrow and we're going to talk about a couple of things and then we'll see what's up," he said.

The Ohio native said distance won't be a factor in his decision.

"Anywhere I go, my mother is going to move with me so that's not really a big problem," he explained.

Walker recently celebrated his birthday in Los Angeles, while on an official visit to USC, and raved about the trip out west.

"That night we had a little kick back, a little party for my birthday," he said. "We had a great time. L.A. is great man. The coaches showed me a lot of love."

So how did it compare to the Ohio State trip?

"OSU, I wouldn't say it was as fun as L.A. but it was a great visit," he said. "I got to chill with some former teammates, Marcus Hall, Christian Bryant and a couple other dudes. They're both great schools and it's going to be a hard decision."

USC assistant coach Ed Orgeron is recruiting Walker for the Trojans, and the two have built a strong relationship throughout the process.

"He cares about kids succeeding in life and not just in football, basically in academics and all that. I like high-intensity guys that are always energetic," Walker said. "When they wake up they just love it because God gave them another day of life. And through this whole process I thank god for this opportunity, for these blessings that I have received."

Whichever school secures Walker's commitment is getting a very determined student-athlete.

"When I arrive on campus, first I want to go to summer school and get my degree in three and a half years and work on my masters, so they're going to get someone who's willing to work hard and willing to put in any type of work," he said. "I want to be successful."


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