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JUCO LB favors Big 12 school

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Daingerfield, Texas has produced several Division I prospects the last few years. One of the smaller schools in the state, it is the home of class of 2011 Rivals100 linebacker Steve Edmond and class of 2010 Rivals100 wide receiver Chris Jones. Several other Tigers also signed with FBS schools last year or are committed to them this year.
However, one former Daingerfield star went under the radar quite a bit a few years ago. Corsicana (Texas) Navarro College outside linebacker Malcolm Walker is originally from the school but had to go the junior college route first. Now the 6-foot-2, 215-pound defender is seeing college interest.
"I have an offer from Mississippi State," Walker said. "I also have offers from Missouri State and Tennessee Martin. The Kansas coach says they might offer me. Western Kentucky, they've also offered me.
"Kansas State is also looking at me. I'm not sure yet if they are going to offer or not."
For the time being, Walker only has one official visit scheduled.
"I haven't been on any visits just yet," he said. "I have a visit set up on (Dec.) 10 to Missouri State."
However, he currently has a Big 12 school atop his leaderboard and plans to visit soon.
"I like Kansas," Walker said. "I'm really liking Kansas. I talked to coach (J.B.) Grimes on Friday. I'm going to take an official up there soon as well. I could end up committing if they offer."
Walker plans to make his final decision pretty soon as he is set to enroll in January at his college of choice.
"I'm graduating this month so I'm trying to make a decision by signing day," he said.
Walker helped Navarro to the NJCAA national championship this past weekend when they defeated El Dorado (Kan.) Butler County C.C. 13-12 in Pittsburg, Kan. In the 10 game prior to the championship, Walker tallied 86 tackles, including five tackles for loss and two sacks, two fumble recoveries and an interception.
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