Cougs offer fleet Bay Area prospect

WASHINGTON STATE HAS offered a fleet prospect out of the Bay Area. And his versatility means he could play a few different positions at the next level.

"They liked my vision, speed and my ability to catch the ball," said Kenneth Walker (6-0, 170) of the offer he received from Washington State a few days ago.

Walker, out of Richmond's Kennedy High, about 10 minutes outside of Berkeley, said he's being recruited mostly as an athlete by schools, and could play corner, running back or receiver in college.

Whatever position he ends up at, it's likely he'll also get a shot as a return man given his skills set.

Recruiting is just getting started for Walker and it's a long road between now and next February's LOI Day, but he said his three favorites at this time are, in no particular order, Cal, Boise State and WSU.

His spring and summer plans remain to be finalized, though he said Cal's camp is on his list.

Walker said he has an offer from Boise State, and that Cal may have also offered recently. Oregon, Nebraska and others have indicated they could offer soon, said Walker.

Also a standout track performer, Walker is competing in the 110-hurdles, relay teams and 100-m for Kennedy. Last year, as a sophomore, he took sixth in the state in the 110-hurdles (14.26). His personal best in the event is a 14.12, while his PB in the 100-m is 10.8. He estimates he's in the 4.4-4.5 range in the 40.

Statistics from his junior campaign were unavailable at press time but Walker's film, embedded below, show his speed, and some runs and returns where he's racking up the yards.

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