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Walker lands his first offer

Jacksonville (Fla.) Bartram Trail wide receiver Bobby Walker received his first offer earlier this week when he spoke with the coaching staff at Illinois.
"I found out on Tuesday night," Walker said. "I spoke with Coach (Paul) Petrino, the wide receivers coach. He just told me that they like my ability and what I can do with regards to going up to get balls. They like what I do running after the catch. Stuff like that."
At this point, the 6-foot-1, 170-pound wideout doesn't know a great deal about the Illini but he intends to do his research and learn about Ron Zook's club.
"I just know that they are constantly putting people into the NFL," Walker said. "I haven't had a chance to really follow them yet or look up more information on them, but I plan to."
Walker, who had 43 receptions for 571 yards and five touchdowns as a junior, believes his second offer isn't far off, and he already is dealing with a handful of schools that are in regular contact.
"I am also hearing from West Virginia, trying to get in contact with USF, and Syracuse is contacting me and so is Elon," Walker said.
At this time, Walker doesn't have any plans with regards to visiting any schools in an unofficial capacity.
This coming weekend, he will participate in the BadgerSports 7-on-7 that is being held at the University of South Florida. He is a member of the Pro Impact Sports squad based out of the Jacksonville area.
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