If contact with college coaches is a strong indicator, Brian Walker's recruitment is about to ramp up.
The junior cornerback from Charlotte (N.C.) Mallard Creek has scholarship offers from Minnesota, North Carolina State, South Carolina and Auburn. Lately, he's been talking to several other schools as well.
“I'm hearing from Michigan State, Purdue, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia Tech, NC State and schools like that,” Walker said.
Walker said he's also in contact with South Carolina and that the Gamecocks and Wolfpack have done the best early job of distinguishing themselves from the competition. Walker recently visited North Carolina State.
“That school sticks out to me right now,” he said. “Of course, South Carolina. Pretty much those two.”
As for what Walker is looking for in a school, he said, “A school that has a great educational base. A team that is in the right direction to win. The coaches push for excellence and don't settle for anything less than that. A good home environment. A team that wants to improve themselves every year.”