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Texan Looking Forward to Playing at Home
Scout.com - Southeast
Posted Jan 9, 2005
Todd Walker is an outstanding football player that is a good enough athlete that during the course of the year he made commitments to two different schools for two different positions. The U.S. Army All-American has arrived in San Antonio and, there is little doubt about where he will play both next Saturday and beyond.
U.S. Army All-American Bowl
is played in San Antonio, Texas., at the Alamodome on Jan. 15, 2005, and broadcast nationally on NBC at 1 p.m., Eastern.
is a sponsor, the official selection partner and exclusive on-line partner of the U.S.
All-American Bowl, as well as the associated U.S. Army Combine for underclassmen.
For a lot of players, getting the call to play in this game is a dream come true.
"I was up in my room one night," said
, "and the phone rang in November. I got the call that asked if I wanted to play in the game, and I told my parents 'Heck Yeah I want to play in it!' It's probably the biggest honor I've ever gotten as an athlete."
Now that he has had some time to think about the game coming up, how does he feel about this week?
"This is the best of the best. The Army put together the best players in the nation, and you can't get any better than this. You want to play against great players, and that's what we're doing. I know we have
are supposed to be great quarterbacks, and hopefully I can catch the ball from them and see what I can do and be the best wide receiver out there."
For his recruitment, Walker originally committed to
, but he changed his commitment to
after knowing he wanted to be closer to his family.
"My brother plays ball at
, and it was hard for my family to get there. I'm really close to my grandma and stuff, and she only got to go to one game. My oldest brother didn't even get to go to one of his games. I learned a lot about the whole process, and I know I made the right decision."
What other factors helped him choose Texas Tech other than proximity?
"I feel like out of all the programs I looked at, that to me was the best program on the rise. I want to be part of what they're going to do. I think they can win the Big 12. They're kind of close so my family can go. My father went to Texas Tech. Anyone on the offensive side of the ball, that's a dream school to play at. Texas Tech was recruiting me for quarterback or wide receiver. I think receiver is the best chance I'll have to play there, so that's what I want to do."
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