Of the 42 Division 1A programs that have offered Christchurch (VA) wide receiver/defensive back Deion Walker , 25 will make the junior’s first cut, which will happen within the next few weeks. The 6-3, 180-pound prospect has scholarship offers from top programs throughout the country.
Virginia, the first program to offer Walker, and Virginia Tech, one of the programs to come in with an offer within the past month or so, will be on the list of 25.
“Virginia and Virginia Tech are both going to make it,” Walker said.
Prior to receiving an offer from Virginia Tech, Walker stressed that the timing of any offer would not hurt a school’s position with him. This remains true, although Walker had a few questions about Virginia Tech’s initial recruitment of him.
“Before they offered, I was confused because they weren’t recruiting me,” Walker said of Virginia Tech. “When they came through with an offer, I just thought maybe they were late. North Carolina and Wake Forest offered around the same time and they are pretty much from the same area. I was confused a bit, but not really anymore.
“After Virginia Tech offered, they had back-to-back visits in my school. They have been showing the love since they offered.”
Walker does not have any set summer visits at this time, though he hopes to visit Florida (offer), Florida State (offer), Miami (no offer) and Southern Cal (offer). He says he does intend to visit Virginia and Virginia Tech. He plans on visiting UVa with former teammate and UVa recruit, J’Courtney Williams. Williams’ primary recruiter was Mike London, who has done a good job with Deion as well.
“I like Coach London a lot,” Walker said. “He is a really cool guy.”
When Walker ultimately makes his commitment, location will not be a factor. After all, he has only lived in the state of Virginia for one year and he has family throughout the country.
“Location is not going to be a factor for me,”...
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