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Safety Walker decommits from WSU

7/2/2012

When Washington State offered three-star safety Trevor Walker (Mansfield, Texas/Timberview), it was the only offer in town.

Walker became attached and committed in April. But now in July, Walker’s options have increased dramatically.

Walker’s father, Chris, confirmed that Trevor decommitted from the Cougars late Sunday night. Chris Walker said his son called Washington State coach Mike Leach that night to let him know about the decision.

“We want to be fair to Washington State,” Chris Walker said. “We have a lot of different opportunities, and we want to see what’s out there.”

Walker, who is 5-foot-11 and 185 pounds, is ranked No. 36 at the position and now has 20 offers.

Chris Walker said in June at Oklahoma’s camp that the family was looking for a chance to play closer to home.

This doesn’t mean Washington State is out of the picture, Chris said, and the Walker family is hopeful they can visit the campus in the fall.

“The realization is setting in for Trevor about just how big of a decision this is,” Chris said. “We want to be respectful to all schools involved and do this the right way.”

Arkansas is the latest school to show interest, while Walker also picked up an offer from Texas Tech a couple of weeks ago. Duke, Stanford and Harvard have also shown heavy interest, and the family is intrigued about the academic possibilities at the schools.

“There is just no way to know at this point what’s going to happen so we know this is the best decision,” Chris Walker said.