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Pac-12 commit lands new offer

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Jermel Walker committed to Oregon State in July but the Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., wide receiver was just offered by Washington State and he said he'll remain open-minded about other programs.
Walker, a 6-foot, 165-pound three-star prospect, said he doesn't know too much about the Cougars yet other than they're expected to throw the ball a lot this season and that appeals to him.
"I was hearing from them and I got the offer," Walker said. "I'm open to more colleges. I'm still open to others. Right now I'm mainly focused on Oregon State but if more offers come in I'm open-minded and I'm going to do the background checks and just check out the colleges.
"I haven't really researched (Washington State) but I know they're a spread offense and they're a passing team which I like. Some of my friends go there and they said they pass a lot and that's what I'm really looking for."
More than the recruiting process, Walker is focused on Rancho Cucamonga's season opener which is against Redlands on Friday night.
Through the first few games of his senior season, the three-star prospect is going to see if other programs get involved, do some research on Washington State and others and then finalize things in his recruitment.
So far, Walker is staying committed to Oregon State but also has a new offer to consider and is waiting to see if others get in the mix.
His focus at this point is the season opener especially since Rancho Cucamonga is one of the state's best teams.
"The first game is always a big game," Walker said. "We're just going to come out and show them what we've been doing all summer long, show them we're ready and show them why we're one of the best teams in the state of California.
"We have a bunch of Division I players on the team so the pressure has been up and down. We don't really focus on that. We care more about our assignments and just winning on Friday night."
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