Commitment Impact - Trevor Walker

It's been no secret over the past couple of months that Washington was in the need of some bodies at the safety position. On Friday, the Huskies got the first of what will likely be two safeties for their 2013 class as Mansfield Timberview (Arlington, Tx.) S Trevor Walker became added his name to their list. Here is a look at how his decision impacts the rest of the class as well as the roster...

What type of player UW is getting: Walker is a physical player who loves to be near the line of scrimmage. He supports the run well and has a knack for always being around the ball. He needs some work in coverage, but with his athleticism and long arms, he should be able to hold up well against tight ends and backs.

As a junior, Walker registered 89 tackles with five interceptions and 17 pass breakups while earning first team All-District honors and followed that up as a senior, by racking up over 50 tackles, two interceptions and and broke up 10 passes.

Effect on the 2013 class: Washington offered the likes of Rancho Cucamonga (Ca.) S Tahaan Goodman, Mission Viejo (Ca.) S Max Redfield and S Hatari Byrd from Fresno's Central High East, but when they got a look at what Walker brought to the table, they decided to offer and bring him to campus. He will fit in nicely as a pure safety in Washington's scheme.

Because he might not be quite as fluid in coverage, Washington is still looking for a cover-safety who they can use over the slot in certain situations and who they can rely on to play man-to-man when the need arises and that's why Patrick Enewally, who is visiting Montlake this weekend, is so important.

If Washington can reel him in, they may decide they are done with the safety spot and if that's the case, they would be in great shape for the near future.

Effect on the roster: The new Husky defensive coaches, in an effort to get more speed on the field, moved several safeties up to the linebacker position -- Shaquille Thompson, Travis Feeney and Evan Zeger -- so, with the graduation of Justin Glenn, the fact that Will Shamburger and Sean Parker will be seniors and the fact that James Sample hasn't really shown us what he can do yet, Washington needed at least two in this class and that's exactly why Walker is a perfect fit.

Also in the mix will be Darien Washington and whoever decides to join the 2013 class over the next six weeks.

Walker has a chance to come in and play right away, both on special teams as well as in the regular defensive scheme, if he can pick up the defense.

They will need him to be able to take over for Parker at the strong safety spot and whatever experience he can gain on the field in 2013 as a freshman will pay huge dividends down the road. Top Stories