With 16 commitments already on board, Michigan has limited spots available. Position groups are starting to fill up, and one group the coaching staff is still looking to close out is cornerback.
With plenty of options still available, a few prospects have stuck out, including Cameron Walker (Los Angeles/Loyola), who currently holds an offer from the Wolverines.
Walker hasn’t received a ton of offers so far, but that’s something his coach, Mike Christensen, thinks will change.
“I’m sure other schools will offer him soon. I know Oregon is coming down soon, so they might offer,” he said. “He’s a terrific kid, great recruit, I think one of the best corners on the West Coast and a pretty special kid.”
The two offers Walker does hold are from the Wolverines and San Diego State, but the first came from Michigan, which was a definite plus in the eyes of Christensen.
“That’s a big thing to be the first offer. Michigan and Coach (Brady) Hoke are smart,” he said. “(Hoke) knows the area, and it was smart because it makes an impact. (Walker) loves Michigan’s level of competition, and he loves the coaches, too.”
Walker admits the first offer was special, but says he still isn’t sure how it will affect him, or where he wants to go just yet.
“I’m grateful for that, and it makes me really happy that they were the first team to really make the decision to actually offer me,” Walker said. “I don’t think that just because they were the first means that I’ll end up going there for that reason alone.”
He is very interested in Michigan, though, and has already been in contact with the coaching staff for some time. Despite being in California, Walker already has a visit weekend in mind to check out Ann Arbor as well.
“I talked to Coach (Dan) Ferrigno the other day to set up my visit weekend of their spring game,” he said. “I’m looking to find out more about their academic programs, and what the football program has to offer.”
He says he’s also hoping to meet the whole coaching staff, get to know some of the current players and see what life is like at Michigan.
That visit will likely be followed by others to various programs, as Walker currently doesn’t have a timeline for making a decision. He’ll know when the time is right, but doesn’t even have a top 10 at this point.
As his coach mentioned, he will have plenty of options when all is said and done. With good size at 5-foot-11, 180 pounds, and great ability, he has plenty of what schools are looking for in a cornerback.
“The thing that separates (Walker) is how physical he is. Cameron works hard in the weight room, and he probably goes against a Division I receiver every week,” Christensen said. “His competitive spirit -- he’s been battling on varsity since he was a sophomore -- and his 3.8 GPA are all things that stand out.”