Friday, January 25, 2013
ESPN 300 WR Walker flips from Nebraska
By Corey Long
ESPN 300 wide receiver Dominic Walker (Orlando, Fla.) made his final announcement on local radio tonight. The 6-foot-2, 194-pound senior said the decision between Nebraska and Auburn would effectively end his recruitment.
Walker flipped his commitment from Nebraska to Auburn, giving Auburn its second major wide receiver commitment in a week. On Sunday, Auburn flipped Walker’s teammate, Tony Stevens, from Texas A&M.
“Tony was definitely in my ear, but I wasn’t really listening to him,” Walker explained. “He was telling me to commit with him, but I had to make my own decision, and it turns out that it was the same one he made.
“And having my teammate there is a big deal, because we can be roommates, and we understand each other’s game and how to complement each other on the field.”
When Walker, who also was committed to Vanderbilt at one point, chose Nebraska at the Offense-Defense Game, he said it would be tough for him to think about another school.
However, Auburn successfully got Walker thinking about distance and weather.
“They were asking me why I would leave the southeast, where the weather is nice, to go somewhere where it’s so cold,” Walker added. “And then they told me how far it would be for my family to drive to the games, and I shouldn’t subject them to driving so far on those icy roads when I could play in the SEC and be much closer to home.
“It gave me a lot to think about.”
But Walker will no longer be thinking about his recruitment, as he will sign with Auburn in less than two weeks.
“This is it for me,” Walker said. “It’s War Eagle now.”