Running back Darius Walker (5-11, 195, 4.3) from Buford, Ga., is one of the south’s best. He was recently named Mr. Georgia, which is the equivalent of being the Peach State’s Mr. Football. Walker’s honors don’t stop at Mr. Georgia; he was also selected Georgia’s Gatorade Player of the year.
Walker now holds the single season touchdown record for the state of Georgia with 46. The previous record was 45 held by former Georgia and NFL Herschel Walker and now NFL defensive tackle Charles Grant.
Walker rushed for 2,408 yards to go with his 46 touchdowns in 2003. What makes Walker’s feat even more impressive is the fact that he only played past the third quarter in three of his games this season.
With Walker running the ball so effectively over the years, Buford has won three straight State of Georgia titles. He rushed for 1,003 yards and 15 touchdowns as a sophomore when Buford won the first state championship.
As a junior, Walker rushed for 1,984 yards and scored 26 touchdowns that helped Buford win their second title.
As a frosh with only spot duty, Walker rushed for 482 yards and scored four touchdowns.
Not a bad high school career, is it?
No wonder Walker has over 60 offers to date.
Walker will be very busy this January taking trips to prospective colleges including his first two to west coast schools.
Walker will take his first official visit to Stanford on January 9th. His second visit will once again see him on the west coast as he will trip USC on January 16th. His third visit will be a little closer to home. On January 23rd Walker will visit Notre Dame.
Walker’s last two visits could be out of Georgia Tech, Arkansas, Maryland and Miami.
The football pitch isn’t the only place Walker gets it done. He is also a stellar student who carries a 4.02 GPA and scored an above 1100 SAT.
Walker doesn’t have any clear-cut favorites at this time.