Recruiting is still in its infancy for Donovan Walker so getting to UCLA last weekend for its spring game was an important first step for the Chino Hills, Calif., wide receiver.
Next for Walker is to send film to the UCLA coaching staff, get evaluated and then possibly show up at summer camp in the hopes of landing an offer.
The Bruins definitely interest the 6-foot-2, 180-pound prospect who was one of the top receivers at the Passing Down Best of the West 7on7 last weekend at Fullerton College especially after heading over for the spring game.
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"It was really cool," Walker said. "I liked how they did the spring game so it was really nice.
"I didn't really get to talk much with the coaches. They pretty much focused on the guys who had the offers but I met coach (Demetrice) Martin and the receivers coach. I talked to them a little bit and I'm on their board now so they're going to come up to the school soon."
Getting introduced to the coaches was an important first step for Walker, who has not landed any offers yet but is hearing from numerous programs. The next steps are being worked out soon.
"It's really important to get to know them so they come out and they know my name," Walker said. "I'm going to start sending them film so they can keep evaluating me.
"I think once I send in my film and they evaluate it I'll have to go out to their camp to get an offer."
Walker, a three-star prospect by Rivals.com, has been talking extensively with Cal and Stanford and both schools could visit with him this week. Arizona State and a few others have stopped by the school.
The Chino Hills recruit is especially excited to hear more from Cal and Stanford as his recruitment picks up.
"We'll find out more about that during spring ball," Walker said.