Utah loves their athletes, and there might not be a school out west that does a better job of finding the best position for a player to be successful than the Utes. One of those athletes that they could land for the 2013 class is Southern California product Jermel Walker.
"My recruitment is going pretty good. I've been picking up a lot more offers. Oregon State just offered the other day."
Walker has five other offers to his name, including some of the top non-BCS schools in the west along with a Pac 12 powerhouse.
"Houston, Nevada, Utah State, Minnesota, and Utah have also offered. San Jose State is probably going to offer soon."
The 6-1, 180 pounder is looking for a product that fits him well and he can help in whatever way the coaches need him to.
"I need to know what I can bring to the team and the school and how I can help them win. I'm looking for a program that can get me to the next level and has a great tradition. Also somewhere that I can get my degree and it will help make me successful off of the field."
The relationship he has built with cornerbacks coach Sharief Shah and the Utes' move to the Pac 12 has put them in a great place to land Walker.
"Coach Shah and I have a great bond. They offered me in the offseason and we talk a bit. He really likes what I'm doing. I'm going to take an official visit to Utah during the season. It's in the Pac 12 and that's the only conference I want to play in. It's a great school."
While he could end up on either side of the ball at the college level, Utah has extended an offer to play offense.
"Utah is recruiting me as a receiver, but most teams see me as a DB."
Walker had an impressive 2011 junior season with 43 catches, 920 yards, and 8 TDs in 2011 due mostly in part to his great speed.
"I ran a hand-timed 4.42. That's the fastest time I've run so far."
Walker hasn't narrowed down his list and doesn't report any favorites, and with a decision months away, he doesn't feel the need to rush.
"I probably won't decide until sometime in the middle of my season."
With his decision seemingly months off, Walker is concentrating on getting ready for his senior season.
"I'm just ready to get back to football again and help my team win a championship."
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