- Greg Ostendorf, ESPN Staff Writer
ESPN 150 defensive end Demarcus Walker was in Tuscaloosa all week, and though he didn’t participate in the Crimson Tide’s camp, he did get a work out in alongside the University of Alabama football team.
“The visit was pretty good,” Walker said. “It was a great experience to work out with the players and work out with the coaches. I did some conditioning, and we worked out in the weight room. I pretty much know the whole team now.”
Walker said he’s closest with sophomore defensive back Vinnie Sunseri, who he spent the most time with on his trip. The Jacksonville, Fla., native didn’t mind having to wake up early each day to go work out.
“It wasn’t bad because I’m used to living in a different time zone, so waking up wasn’t really a problem,” Walker said. “The conditioning was tough, but working out and pushing myself felt pretty good. I’m trying to get better.”
For Walker, it was his third visit to UA in the last four months, but for his father Dale, who arrived in Tuscaloosa on Monday, it was his first time on Alabama’s campus. The elder Walker thoroughly enjoyed the trip.
“It’s an A-plus because of the hospitality,” Dale Walker said. “The hospitality was a five-star. Everything was just outstanding.”
Walker’s father also got a chance to meet with Nick Saban, and afterwards, he believes the Alabama head coach should have higher aspirations.
“He’s a sharp guy," Dale Walker said. "He needs to be President.”
Demarcus Walker has now visited both Alabama and Florida this summer, and though his decision date is looming, he would like to get in visits to Clemson and Tennessee before deciding. Still, he says he’s ready when the time comes.
“Everybody is still even,” Walker said. “When August 3 comes, I’ll decide.”
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