Trevor Walker talks Illini, official visits 

November, 1, 2012
11/01/12
8:43
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Trevor Walker (Mansfield, Texas/Timberview) continues to inch closer and closer to 30 offers. Early Tuesday, the three-star safety picked up an offer from Illinois, his fourth Big Ten Conference offer and his 26th overall.

“I’m happy to have it,” Walker said. “I’ve got to get to know them. I don’t know too much about them right now. They talked to my coaches and found out I was still open, and they said they were trying to get another safety.”

Walker, who also has Big Ten offers from Iowa, Indiana and Purdue, applauded Illinois for its athletic tradition and academic reputation. A 5-foot-11, 190-pound safety, Walker also has offers from Kansas State, Washington, Ole Miss, Boise State and a host of other schools. He has taken official visits to Boise State and Purdue, and he will take official visits to Kansas State on Dec. 1 and Washington on Dec. 8. Walker said Vanderbilt, Ole Miss or Arizona State will get his allotted fifth official visit.

“I have a lot of schools with great academics. That’s the best part about it,” Walker said. “When you’re in a great conference and have great academics, you can’t beat it.”