Sacramento (Calif.) Grant linebacker Reggie Walker had his season end much earlier than expected but one positive is it has allowed him to focus more on recruiting and he recently set up his second official visit.
Walker, 6-2, 220 pounds is one of the elite ‘backers in the West region and his Grant squad was favored to win a section championship for the second year in a row.
“We lost in the first round, I still can’t believe it,” Walker said. “We were 9-1 in the regular season and in the only game we lost, Syd (Thompson) got hurt and barely played, we would have went undefeated if he had played that game. We got a nice seed and then lost in the first round. It has just been that kind of season for me.
“I did pretty good this year but I actually feel like I played better last year. I had more tackles last season, this year, teams ran away from me a lot and I wasn’t in the flow of the game as much.”
Walker still put up very solid numbers totaling 112 tackles, eight quarterback sacks and two fumble recoveries, one he returned for a score. As a junior, Walker had 144 tackles, eight sacks and three fumble recoveries.
On the recruiting front, Walker has two visits lined up and has a solid top five right now.
“I’m visiting Kansas State (Dec. 10) and Fresno State (Dec 17),” Walker said. “I also like Arizona State, Cal and Washington. All but ASU and Cal have offered but they’re both calling me all the time, I just haven’t been home to talk with them. I’m really tough to get a hold of because of football and working out so when I get home, I always have messages from Cal and a lot of other schools. I don’t have a leader right now and I plan to take all five of my official visits before I make my decision.”