Sunday, January 13, 2013
25 days, 25 names -- Trevor Walker
By Mason Kelley
Editor's note: In this series, HuskyNation takes a look at one of Washington's 2013 commits each day all the way through signing day.
SEATTLE -- One of two prospects who enrolled early at Washington, Trevor Walker (Arlington, Texas/Mansfield Timberview) fills a position of need for the Huskies.
Trevor Walker (right) will play safety for the Huskies and is known for his solid insincts.
The 5-foot-11, 190-pound safety brings a physical presence to the program’s secondary.
“I really like the versatility that Trevor brings,” Washington coach Steve Sarkisian said in a press release. “He’s a big hitter from the safety position, and he also has the ability to cover. Plus, it’s big to be able to bring him in midyear as it’s a position of need.”
One of three defensive backs in the Huskies’ Class of 2013, Walker is the only safety. The three-star standout is known for his instincts and will join an already talent-packed group.
With Sean Parker returning for his senior season and Shaq Thompson looking to build on a freshman campaign spent as a hybrid safety/linebacker, Walker will be able to learn the system and develop early by participating in spring football.
He spent his official visit with Thompson and cornerback Cleveland Wallace, so he already feels comfortable among the defensive backs.
“They’re some cool dudes,” Walker said when he committed in December. “I got a lot of time to chill with them. I felt like I fit in easily there, and that’s what I liked the most. You’d think someone like Shaq Thompson would have a little cocky side, but he’s real cool. He’s one of the top safeties in the country, but he’s just a laid-back dude.”