Heavily recruited safety likes Vandy

Trevor Walker, a defensive back from Arlington (Texas) Mansfield Timberview, has over 15 BCS offers and recently visited Vanderbilt. VandyMania.com caught up with Walker's father, Chris, on his son's interest in the Commodore program and the recruiting process.

"We like everything about Vanderbilt," said Chris Walker. "I think it has the total package. I told Coach Franklin he has four great selling points. The weather, the academics, the SEC, and the city of Nashville are all pretty awesome."

Walker, 6-foot-1, 190-pounds, finished his high school playing career over two weeks ago in a game with Duncanville. His team, the Wolves, were just 3-7 this season. Walker made 80 tackles and one pick and moved up a lot to help out in the box against run-dominate offenses. Now Walker's focus shifts to recruiting and his father says they have a plan in place to find the right college.

"We decided to set a decision date for December 15th," Walker said. "We don't want to commit somewhere then go on visits and decommit. Trevor's going to be an early graduate so his decision has to be made by December.

"The game plan is for Trevor to go to a university that will allow him to redshirt his freshman year. Since he's an early grad that will give him a year and a half in the program to work on his craft, get bigger and stronger, and allow him to earn his MBA while in school. The depth chart isn't an issue for us. Some coaches need players to come in and play right away, and that's fine. We want to talk to the coaches and see which ones are on board with what we want to do."

Other schools in the mix for Walker are Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Purdue, and Kansas State, where he'll take his next official visit to the weekend of December 1st. Walker had made an early commitment to Washington State, but opened things back up this summer after he picked up 18 offers in a three week period.

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