Buford RB updates favorites

<b>Darius Walker</b> has helped lead Buford to Back to Back State Championships, and he is one of the most highly sought after backs in the south.

DARIUS WALKER: Buford, GA running back Darius Walker has a whole host of offers, and even more stuff to sort out in his mind. However, he's taking it all in stride and took the time to give us the latest on his thought process.

"I have a top 10 of Notre Dame, Stanford, Maryland, Florida, Nebraska, Michigan, Ohio State, Arkansas, LSU, and Southern Cal as of now. Each of those schools has offered, and that may or may not be my final list. I'm still open to any coach that wants to talk with me."

With a list of schools from coast to coast, it seems like Darius is looking to leave the Peach state. Is that the case?

"No, not at all. Georgia Tech has offered me, and I'm still considering them. Georgia hasn't offered yet, but they're not out of it either. Distance won't factor in my decision. My parents will support me wherever I go."

While the Buford star is not anywhere close to ending the recruiting process, he did let us in on who his favorite coach was to this point.

"I like Coach Willingham from Notre Dame. He's very intelligent, and that's what I'm looking for. That doesn't give Notre Dame a lead or anything, but I like that about them."

With 8 offensive starters returning from a State Championship effort just a year ago, the Buford Wolves are thinking about another repeat performance. Their star running back will headline the 2003 squad, and they should be the favorites in Georgia class-AA. As for Darius, it doesn't look like we will have a commitment to report on him for quite some time. That should keep many coaches and fans sweating bullets for the months to come.

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