WR gets interest from Trojans

Deion Walker (6-4, 185) from Christchurch School in Virginia says he has been in "deep contact" with USC coaches Todd McNair and Pete Carroll although no official offer has been made yet. Click below to hear more.

As a junior at Christchurch last fall, Walker spent time at quarterback, wide receiver, defensive back and kick returner. He caught 42 passes for 700 yards and eight touchdowns and rushed for 300 yards as a quarterback. On defense Walker recorded 31 tackles, eight interceptions and broke up eight more passes. He runs the 40-yard dash in 4.42 seconds. He was named 1st team all-state on both offense and defense, 2nd team all-state as a kick returner.

"USC says they like my height and what I do with the ball after I make a catch. They are recruiting me as a receiver. My size and speed are my best assets. I'm able to go up and get the ball from smaller defensive backs, so I'm a deep threat. Because of my speed I get a big cushion too. When they do play tighter, my size helps me get off the ball."

Walker says one of the reasons he has so much interest in the Trojans is that his dad grew up in the Los Angeles area and he still has family there so he has been watching USC football since he was a little kid. His HS coach sent a tape to USC and coach Todd McNair was interested.

"Coach T-Mac saw my film and thought I was a big-time player. It was pretty exciting once I heard that news. I'm going to visit out there in late April or early May because I'm going to see my family in LA and in Vegas. I want to take an official visit to USC too, that's for sure."

Right now Deion has an impressive list of offers that includes Penn State, Texas A&M, Auburn and Maryland but he says he "hasn't really gotten around to narrowing down a list or anything. One thing I know is that I like USC and I'm definitely interested in them. Hopefully I will get an offer. I want to major in communications and it would be perfect with USC being in Los Angeles, we'll see what happens".


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