Walkers firms up pledge

Jermel Walker is still seriously considering other official visits but with Oregon State playing so well the Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., wide receiver said his commitment to the Beavers continues to get stronger.
"It's just great seeing the team you're committed to doing great on the field," Walker said. "They got another big win against Washington State. That was very good and I was very impressed.
"The more and more Oregon State wins, the more I'm feeling them and the more I'm solid to that commitment."

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The 6-foot, 165-pound three-star wide receiver committed to Oregon State in July but made it no secret that he would still consider other programs.
Washington State intrigues him and he also has offers from Houston, Minnesota, Nevada, Utah and Utah State. But with the Beavers off to such an outstanding start, Walker said he's happy he's committed and has kept a close eye Oregon State's success.
"Overall, it's just great," Walker said.
"I checked out the previous years and last year how they did pretty poorly and now they're knocking off ranked teams like Wisconsin, they just beat UCLA, they beat Arizona, so they're progressing. It's getting better and I know when I go up there it will be great and we'll have a good season.
"The coaches are awesome too, we communicate really well, so I'm really happy with how everything is going right now."
Walker, rated the No. 100 wide receiver in the 2013 class by Rivals.com, said he's definitely taking trips to Oregon State and Washington State. Others are also under consideration depending on which teams offer.
"I'm going to take my official visits," Walker said.
"I haven't decided which ones yet. I know Oregon State for sure and Washington State for sure, those are the two main schools I'm going to visit, and the other three I'll check out after the season or I'll see if more offers start coming in."