Walker suffers setback

Brig Walker is a 6-0, 190-pound athlete from Vancouver (Wash.) Evergreen, and Brig suffered an injury that would normally limit most players, but not him. It's all part of his mental and physical makeup that has at least three Pac-10 schools interested in what he has to offer at the next level.

"Right before the first game I broke my left hand but I haven't missed a game on defense and only two games on offense," Walker told Dawgman.com tonight. He's averaging 8 tackles a game on defense. "I'm playing outside linebacker right now but I see myself playing strong safety. I can bang it up a little bit." (laughs)

Brig also has 8 sacks so far this year for the Plainsmen. "We're 5-1," he said. "We just beat Fort Vancouver 43-0. That was the score at halftime too." Evergreen play Josh Tschirgi and Skyview this Friday. "They have really good athletes, but if we do what we're capable of doing we should get the win."

Instead of just waiting for the hand to heal up, Walker has made the most of his opportunity to play a lot of defense early on. "A lot of schools are looking at me as a receiver but coaches also talk about how they are intrigued with my defense too," he said. "Oregon State is still the only school strictly recruiting me on defense."

Stanford, Washington and Oregon State are the main schools recruiting Brig on the west coast. Ivy League schools are also hot on Walker's trail. He does not have any offers yet, but Brig's not surprised. "Most of them are playing the waiting game, and rightfully so," he said. "Because of my hand, I wasn't able to send film out as early as I would have liked to. I just sent some out to Washington yesterday. We'll see what happens."

Washington defensive line coach Randy Hart is the coach recruiting Walker for the Dawgs. "I actually went up for the California game," he said. "It was pretty cool to talk to Coach Hart after the game. I'm going to go to the Civil War game (Oregon - Oregon State) and I'm also going to try and see a Stanford home game too. I'm also going to try to go to another Washington game too, if it works out."

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