Walker Begins to Narrow Focus

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Though he hasn’t officially narrowed his list of schools, 6-3, 180-pound wide receiver recruit Deion Walker says there are about “14 or 15” schools that he is still seriously considering. Virginia and Virginia Tech remain in serious consideration and Walker hopes to visit both programs this summer.

“They are both in there,” Walker said, referring to Virginia and Virginia Tech. “I am worried about the amount that Tech and UVa throw the ball. I know UVa has plans to open up the offense. With Tech, I’m worried about that.”

Thanks to a conversation with Virginia Tech incoming freshman quarterback Tyrod Taylor, Virginia Tech is a program being taken more seriously.

“[Tyrod Taylor] talked about why he picked Tech,” Walker said. “It opened up my perspective. I think he wants to answer the talk that he is only a running quarterback. He told me not to worry and that he would get me the ball. After my talk with him, I definitely want to look into Tech more.”

Virginia has had an asset on its side in incoming freshman J’Courtney Williams, who was a high school teammate of Walker’s each of the past two years. 6-7, 290-pound OL Corey Lewis, another friend of Walker’s, recently committed to the Cavs. Does Lewis’ decision help the Cavs with Walker?

“Me and Corey never played with each other. I met him on my visit here last year. We talk a good bit. He’s a real cool guy, but I’m not sure if it will sway my decision,” Walker said. “J’Courtney is probably the best recruiter I’ve had. He makes you think about stuff. It’s wild. Courtney being there definitely helps UVa.”

Walker’s major question of UVa is the passing game. If he makes a decision before the beginning of his senior season, he may check out a Virginia preseason practice to check out the offense some more.

“I want to see how often they throw the ball,” Walker said of UVa. “If I was going in at any other position, I wouldn’t be worried about UVa. Coach London is a great coach and a great guy. I know he’d look after his players. But looking at the past, there hasn’t been a mass production of receivers. I want to see how often they throw the ball.”

Walker may visit Charlottesville on Saturday. On Sunday, he heads to South Carolina for a visit and will then travel to childhood favorite Florida State. After a