When it comes to talents in the Lone Star State, one team that always manages to produce prospects is Marshall. This year’s Marshall team has a good batch of potential Division I recruits highlighted by tight end Mario Walker.
The 6-foot-2, 220-pound Walker earned first-team all district and first team all-East Texas honors as a junior after he had 59 receptions for 689 yards and two touchdowns. Those numbers were good enough to have him lead the district in receiving.
“I’m an aggressive blocker and an excellent route runner,” Walker said. “I’m also a team player that understands my role in the offense.”
Walker has a 3.4 grade point average and a 24 already on the ACT, which should make him an even hotter commodity for schools that are seeking a better caliber student and that operate a passing offense.
Walker said he’s already thought of a few things that’ll help him decide.
“I want to look at a school’s academic history,” he said. “I also want to play for a successful program. I want to win.”