Akron (Ohio) Coventry wide receiver Jeff Walker did just about everything for his high school squad over the course of his senior season. He will be bringing his talents to the Mid-American Conference next fall.
The 6-foot-5, 197-pound wide out will provide quarterbacks with a big target at the college level, and with a 40-yard dash time of 4.5 seconds he has the ability to really stretch a defense.
"I just verbally committed to Kent State this past weekend," Walker said in a phone interview on Monday evening.
"I had an official visit there the previous weekend and just had a great time. Me and my mom talked it over and I decided to go ahead and verbally commit."
Why did he choose the Golden Flashes?
"I just felt like I was wanted there. The coaches seemed like they wanted me. A lot of schools tell you what they think you want to hear. I felt comfortable at Kent State. They want me to be a part of the team.
"I really like their offense, too. They're going to be passing the ball a lot. I come from a spread offense in high school so I think it will be a lot like that."
In the end Walker chose Kent State over one other school. He is confident he made the right choice and does not plan on backing out of his decision.
"I was really considering Bowling Green but I didn't have too much communication with them. I wasn't going to wait around for too many other schools. I felt the time was right to commit."
Walker lined up all over the field for Coventry this fall. He spent about half of his time at quarterback where he frequently ran the ball. He also lined up at receiver, running back, punter and as a return man on punts and kickoffs.
He said he projects as a wide receiver at the college level.
Walker is the nation's No. 86 wide receiver according to Rivals.com.