Minnesota pledge gets third offer

Wide receiver/cornerback Kevan Walker (6-0, 180, 4.4) from Arcadia, Calif., committed to Minnesota early in the recruiting process, but hasn't stopped other D-I schools from continuing their recruitment of the talented two-way standout. In fact, Walker just picked up his third offer and by most accounts there will be more on the way.
"I picked up an offer from Utah today (Wednesday June 13th)," Walker said. "Anytime I get an offer it is special and a blessing.
"When I came home from school and saw the letter from Utah waiting for me, I got the butterflies," Walker said. "It makes me feel good that a school wants me enough to play football for them that they offer me a scholarship.
"San Diego State is recruiting me pretty heavily and so is Washington," Walker said. "Wake Forest is also still in the mix.
"I'm still committed to Minnesota," Walker said. "They're still No. 1."
"I feel the most comfortable with Minnesota. Coach George McDonald is my recruiter for them and he's showing me the most love. I'm still considering UCLA and now Utah, but Minnesota is my top school."
Walker will shed his wide receiver duties his senior season and will play quarterback for Arcadia.
The reason Walker will play quarterback this season because of his leadership qualities, throwing ability and his athleticism.
Arcadia feels that they will be a better team with Walker lining up under center.
Admittedly, Walker says that he knows that wide receiver is his best position, but will do whatever it takes to help the team.
As a junior, from his receiver position, Walker had 42 receptions for 650 yards and five touchdowns. On the defensive side of the ball, Walker played both corner and safety racking up 48 tackles and two picks.
Walker earned first-team all-league as a cornerback and second-team all-league as a wide receiver for his performance in 2006. He was also selected first-team all-area as a wide receiver and second-team all-state as a wide receiver.
Walker has outstanding bloodlines. His father is UCLA defensive coordinator DeWayne Walker. The elder Walker is letting his son make the decision.