Trip Report: Greg Walker

Washington has loaded up on talented defensive back prospects this year, but one that hasn't gotten as much attention as the others has been St. Bernard's (Playa del Ray, Ca.) DB Greg Walker. Walker had a big senior season for the Vikings and he recently took his official visit to Washington and he came away impressed with the school he committed to so early.

"They took me on a tour and we went to a lot of places to eat," Walker recalled a few days after returning from Seattle ."The showed me the recruiting lounge and the facilities and all that.

"I didn't know the players were going to be that cool. I mean, I liked them a lot and I think I'm going to fit in with them."

Walker's host while on campus was S Nate Williams and the two hit it off pretty quickly.

"He's a great guy, I liked him a lot," Walker said. "He told me about camp and to make sure I talk to the coaches so I know if I will have a good chance of playing or knowing before I get up there whether I will be redshirting or not.

"He told me at camp that it will be hard, but he told me to know my formations and know the game and I'll be straight."

Walker played both middle linebacker and running back for St. Bernard last season and was voted All-Area after totalling 120 tackles, five sacks, two interceptions and four forced fumbles.

However at Washington, Walker, who measured in at 5-11, 198 while on his trip, will be playing defensive back so he spent time with defensive backs coach J.D. Williams and he noted he's going to learn both free and strong safety.

When asked what the highlight of his visit was, Walker didn't hesitate.

"My biggest highlight was when they took us out of the tunnel and it was the recruits and the freshman and we were all barking and they had some game film on the jumbotron," Walker recalled. "We watched that and it was just fun running on the field and getting a feel for what it's going to be like."

Walker's teammate and good friend Adam Long is another Husky target and he said, while he wants his friend to attend the same school, he isn't going to pressure him into anything.

"I'm his friend first, so I'm not going to really push him into it," Walker said. "I told him how good it would be because we'd be playing the same position and we could help each other out and train together and he's going to go into the same field that I am – like Bio-Engineering or Medicine – so we could take some of the same classes."

Even though Walker won't be pressuring Long, that doesn't mean he doesn't have an idea of where his friend might end up committing.

"I think he's going to commit to Washington," Walker said.

We'll have more from Walker when he signs his letter of intent on February 6th.

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