Wide receiver/cornerback Kevan Walker (6-0, 180, 4.4) from Arcadia, Calif., was another very impressive prospect who passed the look test last Saturday at the Rivals.com junior day held in Anaheim, California.
The two-way standout recently received his first scholarship offer.
"My first offer comes from Minnesota and I feel very good about it," Walker said. "I wasn't expecting it at all.
"I was texted by (Gopher wide receiver coach) George McDonald and was asked if I wanted to become a Gopher," Walker said. "Coach McDonald asked me if I would give him a call.
"I then called him and at first we talked about my school and the other colleges that were recruiting me," Walker said. "He then asked me if I had any offers and I said no.
"Then Coach McDonald said that Minnesota would like to be the first," Walker said. "I was surprised and I thanked him.
"I told Coach McDonald how much I appreciated the offer, but I would have to talk to my family about it," Walker said. "I told Coach McDonald that I'm very interested in Minnesota."
Recruiting seems to be heating for Walker over the past couple of weeks.
"D.J. McCarthy the new wide receiver coach at LSU texted me the other day and told me to send him my highlight video," Walker said. "Dino Babers of UCLA also texted me and told me all the positives of UCLA."
Other schools that have shown recent recruiting interest in Walker have been Arizona, Oregon, Washington, Colorado and Nebraska.
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. He is the son of UCLA defensive coordinator DeWayne Walker.