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SoCal 08 two-way standout already on the map

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Wide receiver/cornerback Kevan Walker (6-0, 180, 4.5) from Arcadia, Calif., is one to put on you to watch list for the class of 2008. The talented two-way player has the ability to play on either side of the ball on the D-I level.
Walker earned first-team all-league as a cornerback and second-team cornerback as a wide receiver as a junior. He was also selected first-team all-area as a wide receiver and second-team all-state as a wide receiver.
As a receiver, 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's junior season performance has already caught the attention of Washington, UCLA, West Virginia, Virginia and Akron.
The talented Walker is a very knowledgeable football player who has been around the game his whole life and has excellent bloodlines.
Walker's father DeWayne Walker, played college ball for the Minnesota Gophers, and is now one of the most respected defensive coordinators in college football for UCLA.
Walker currently benches 270-pounds and has recorded a 30-inch vertical jump.
A very good all-around athlete, Walker also plays basketball and will run track in the spring.
On the hardwood, Walker averages approximately 13 points and four assists per game. He will run the 100-meter and the 4x100 on the track team when track season rolls around.
What position will Walker play on the D-I level?
"Right now a lot of people think that I can play wide receiver on the D-I level," Walker said. "I really don't care what side of the ball I play. I feel I can player either and whatever side I can help the team at I would be happy to play.
What is Walker looking for in a college?
"The first thing I will look at is academics, they are the most important thing for me," Walker said. "Second is whatever the position I am getting recruited at (wide receiver or cornerback) I will be looking at the depth chart.
"I would like early playing time."
Does Walker have any early favorite D-I schools?
"I like West Virginia a lot," Walker said. "I like what Coach Rich Rodriguez is doing there," Walker said. "I also like Washington and of course UCLA."
Walker is a solid student who should qualify easily.
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