The Under Armour/Scout.com combine in Charlotte was almost a month ago and even still we have prospects contacting us to talk about how much they enjoyed the event and wondering if there will be another one soon. One of the those prospects who really helped their stock was Daniel High QB Justin Walker. Walker came in a relative sleeper but walked away with increased interest as he showed his talents in Charlotte.
With so much buzz continuing about how well received the Under Armour/Scout.com combine series we asked Walker about his thoughts on his performance in Charlotte. "I believe I was one of the best quarterbacks up there. The quarterbacks coach told me I looked real good and liked what I was able to do."
As most students are enjoying having not to attend school and just being plain lazy for the summer Justin Walker might be working harder than almost any other prospect in the area. "I am going to try and get to a lot of camps this summer. I plan on going to Georgia Tech, Clemson, South Carolina, Middle Tennessee State, Tennessee's 7 on 7 camp, Coastal Carolina, Presbyterian, Furman, and maybe Duke." With such a busy schedule slated Walker feels he's bound to catch the eye of more schools by hitting the camp circuit so heavily.
"I'm hearing from a lot of schools right now. Clemson, South Carolina, Georgia Tech, Middle Tennesee State, Coastal Carolina, and Presbyterian are some of the schools I'm hearing from." With so many schools having Walker on his radar we asked him if he thought anybody might be close to being his first offer possibly. "I'd say probably Presbyterian and Coastal Carolina are the closest."
With that workload Walker will be working hard everyday to improve various facets of his game. There are two areas he wants to show close detail to in order to entice more recruiters. "I will be working hard on my footwork and throwing mechanics." He also talked about which events on tap this summer that he's most looking forward to, "I'm looking forward to the Clemson 7 on 7 because we made it to the semifinals last year. I can't wait for the Tennessee 7 on 7 too so we can play new competition. I will also be ready for Clemson's one day camp because I usually tend to do really good at their camp."
Given that summer is here already we talked about what schools he's looking forward to strapping it up against next season for the Lions. "Westside is always tough, Pendleton is a big rival, BHP will be for the region, and Seneca is a rival too. So there will be a lot of big games for us." As the conversation turned to this past season he mentioned that Westside and Chester were the 2 toughest teams he faced as a junior. We also talked about some of the best individual opponents he's encountered and he named off a pretty strong list of players. "The Zellars guy from Westside, Matt Lentz from Greenville, both Charles Whitlock and Eugene McCaskill from Chester were all tough."
Walker will lead the charge for the Lions with 2010 standout WR/S DeAndre Hopkins. Could there be a switch of positions at time for the Lions to throw a curveball at the opposition? "I'm probably not the best quarterback on our team. DeAndre use to play quarterback before he came to high school and he is pretty good at it too." For now though Walker will be the main man under center and hopes to guide the Lions on a deep playoff run culminating in a state title as well as some scholarship offers along the way.
SCPrepNation.com will have more updates on Justin Walker and his recruitment as the summer rolls on so stay tuned.
2009 QB Prospect