October 15, 2006

Four-star Walker loves Tide unofficial

Memphis linebacker Chris Walker was offered a scholarship by Alabama early in the recruiting process and the 6-foot-3, 220-pounder, has had the Tide among his leaders since the summer. Walker, a four-star prospect, was in Tuscaloosa this weekend for an unofficial visit to the Capstone and the visit met with smashing success.

"Me, my mom, brother and one of my teammates went arrived Saturday morning. The first thing I got to do was talk to Coach (Mike) Shula and Coach (Sparky) Woods. Coach Shula told me to take a good long look at the defense and to see I could picture myself playing in it. He said there was an opportunity for me as a freshman if I could because they are losing two starters at linebacker," Walker said. "Coach Woods said basically the same thing but he wanted me to understand how bad they wanted me to come and play for them. He's been recruiting me hard for a long time now so we've built a pretty good bond.

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