Walker talks visits and offers

After finishing up an outstanding freshman season with L.A. Harbor, LB Joe Walker (6-3, 230), a full-qualifier, has turned his attention toward recruiting. He recently took a trip to visit Duke and has two more visits scheduled including one to a top five school...

"I have a visit scheduled to Oregon on December 7th and I'm visiting Texas A&M this coming weekend," Walker told JCFootball.com. "I don't have offers from either school, but they are very interested in me and I think there is a chance I could get an offer while I'm on campus visiting."

Walker does possess offers from Duke, which he visited the first week of November as well as Syracuse.

"I had a really good time at Duke and I've got these other visits too, but other than that, I don't have other schools talking to me right now," Walker said.

As a freshman this year for the Seahawks, Walker finished second on the team with 102 tackles while also posting a sack, a fumble recovery and a pick from his outside linebacker spot.

"I played on the strong side, over the tight end, but I feel like I can play almost anywhere," Walker said. "I'm pretty smart, I read things pretty well, and I have good speed (4.55) and this offseason I worked a lot on my strength and conditioning so that has helped me a lot too."

In the weight room, Walker posted a 350-pound power clean, a 375-pound bench and a 500-pound squat and that isn't the only place he applied himself. He's also a very good student and was a full-qualifier out of high school, so he can sign with a school in December and that's what he plans to do.

"I'm ready to go and I feel good about what I did here at Harbor, but I came here wanting to give myself a shot at playing ball for a D-1 school and that's what has happened for me so far," Walker, a graduate of Palos Verdes (Ca.) High School, said. "I didn't get recruited much out of high school and I knew the coaches here at Harbor could get me ready for the next level and hopefully that's how it all turns out."

Walker is on pace to sign with a school in December and he will have four years to play three wherever he ends up.

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