Walker Interested to Learn About K-State

Walker Interested to Learn About K-State

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Soon after his decommitment from Washington State, Kansas State quickly offered Trevor Walker, a safety at Mansfield Timberview High School in Arlington, Texas. Although the offer was his 21st overall, the 6-foot-1, 186-pound defensive back is eager to learn more about the Wildcat program and possible make a visit to campus in the near future.

"Coach Clements was down to see me in the spring," said Trevor Walker. "He wrote down my head coach's number wrong, but found me on Facebook and let me know I had an offer. It was just a day after I had decommited [from Washington State]. I've been doing a little research on them. It's definitely one of the teams that are on the rise. If they add a few bits and pieces I could see them competing for the Big 12 championship, and if they win that there's a good possibility then to play for a national championship.

"They liked the fact I'm a hybrid [defensive back]. I can cover any receiver out there and come up into the box and make tackles. I've got corner hits, corner speed, and can cover like a corner, even in man coverage on the slot, but can also fill in gaps and make tackles at safety."

In pursing Walker, Kansas State will have plenty of competition from Big 12 rivals, Iowa State and Kansas, Houston, Vanderbilt, and a host of others.

"I'm in Louisiana now visiting with family," he said. "I'm Dad is coming up and we're supposed to go to Vanderbilt and hopefully then visit Kansas and Kansas State. Kansas has a good program too. Coach Weis and Coach Campo are getting things turned around there. Vanderbilt offered me in spring ball. They have great academics and play in the SEC. I've talked with Coach Barlow, Coach Shoop, and Coach Franklin. It's a school that really stands out to my Dad.

"I'm looking to go to a good academic school. I'd like to go somewhere I can play early. I'm a competitor, but you know getting early playing time isn't always the case for true freshman."

Walker made a verbal pledge to Washington State on April 21st. At the time it was his only offer, but then his recruiting really picked up after a strong spring. He also turned in a highly productive junior season for the Mansfield Timberview Wolves, a team that went 12-3 and to the Texas 5A Division II state semifinals.

"Last season was my second year as a starter," Walker said. "I had 89 tackles, 17 pass breakups, and five interceptions. This summer I've been working out hard getting in and out of my breaks. I want to have a big season and get between 10 to 15 interceptions."

Walker other offers include Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas, Duke, Iowa, Ole Miss, Purdue, Boise State, Louisiana-Monroe, Navy, Rice, San Diego State, Tulsa, UCF, and Harvard. In 2011, he was an All-District selection and wears No. 7 for the Wolves.

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