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Purdue first to offer Walker Jr.

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Opa Locka (Fla.) Monsignor Pace outside linebacker Anthony Walker Jr. picked up his first offer on Tuesday.
"I was offered by Purdue today," Walker Jr. said. "I talked to the defensive coordinator and the recruiting coordinator. They said that they love watching my film. They like my speed. They are looking forward to me coming up there for a spring practice."
The Boilermakers are intrigued by his versatility.
"They said right now I could come in and play safety or linebacker," Walker Jr. said. "With my body size, I could play linebacker, but with my speed I could also play safety for them."
Walker Jr. plans to see the Big Ten program at some point.
"I plan to take a visit up there," Walker Jr. said. "I don't know when."
The 6-foot-1, 208-pound defender also reports interest from Duke, Florida International, Florida State, Louisville, Miami, and UCF.
This past weekend, Walker Jr. visited the hometown Hurricanes.
"I enjoyed the visit," Walker Jr. said. "I had a great time. We took a tour and we also went to the basketball game. As far as recruiting right now, they haven't offered me yet. They said they still want to evaluate me during the spring. So I am going to be patient and wait for that."
As a junior, Walker had 65 tackles, four interceptions, three forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries.
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