June 16, 2008

Utah athlete has a 'blast' in the Northwest

Keenyn Walker was prepared to turn some heads this past weekend. So, the ball-hawking 6-foot-2, 185-pound defensive back from Judge Memorial High School in Salt Lake City, Utah wasn't about to let a slightly injured groin slow him down. Walker made the trip up to the Pacific Northwest and gave it his all, and it particularly came through on Friday during OSU's half-day camp.

"Oregon State camp went really well and I had a blast," Walker said. "It was a lot of fun. The coaches are really nice and all-around they are interested in me. I met almost every coach except the D-Line and QB coaches and everyone came up to me and introduced themselves. I did really well and had about nine or ten interceptions."

While on campus, Walker got a chance to look around and he was impressed with the surroundings. On Saturday, Walker went on to the Nike Camp in Eugene with confidence, but unfortunately he wasn't able to follow up on the success he had in Corvallis, probably due to his injury.

Nevertheless, Walker felt good the trip as a whole and is hoping that things will start to ramp up with his recruitment.

"I haven't gotten any offers yet from anywhere, but I should get a couple the next couple of months," Walker said. "I'm hearing from Oregon State, Arizona, Arizona State, Washington, Utah, Utah State, Idaho, and Boise State. Oregon State, Arizona, and Arizona State are probably my favorites right now."

One wildcard with Walker is the fact that he plays baseball at a high level and would love the opportunity to also be on the diamond in college.

"I definitely want to play both baseball and football because I can't pick between them and I'd also stay in shape throughout the year," Walker said. "But if not and I just get an offer for football, then I'll try to walk-on in baseball. Other than that, I'm looking at early playing time, academics, the campus, the coaching staff, and program stability."

Walker notes that he'd like to make a decision before his senior season starts, but isn't going to make a commitment just for the sake of making a commitment.

"I don't want to try and rush things," Walker said. "It's best to let things unravel."

Stay tuned to BeaverBlitz.com as we continue to touch base with those who were in town over the weekend.



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