BEAVERTON, Ore. - Cal has always been the favorite for Kenneth Walker and the Richmond (Calif.) John F. Kennedy wide receiver wants to end his recruitment this weekend at The Opening so he's expected to commit to the Golden Bears during Saturday's action.
Boise State and Cal were the two frontrunners for Walker, a 6-foot, 170-pound prospect, but the Golden Bears were always going to be tough to beat. Playing with Cal quarterback commit Zach Kline during Friday's 7-on-7 action only solidified the decision.
"I've been thinking about it for a long time and I really like Cal," Walker said. "It's close to home and I want to stay home. Plus, Cal has really good academics.
"They don't really have that many receivers on scholarship and it's good coaching there. I've really connected with coach (Eric) Kiesau and everything is going good."
Working with Kline on Friday was a big deal, Walker said, because the two are already building good chemistry.
Rated No. 62 at wide receiver in the 2012 class by Rivals.com, Walker has performed well at numerous events this off-season and is making a case to move up the rankings.
"I'm very excited especially about playing with Zach," Walker said. "That's good because we're really connecting out here playing on the same team.
"It was always Cal. I always liked them the most."
Walker, a three-star prospect, has offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State, Cal, Colorado, Colorado State, Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA, Utah, Washington and Washington State.