The first official visit for defensive back Trevor Walker (Arlington, Texas/Mansfield Timberview) seemed to set the bar very high for the other schools recruiting him.
Walker, a three-star safety, traveled to Boise, Idaho, for a weekend trip to Boise State -- his only official visit currently set up. Walker, recruited by linebackers coach Bob Gregory, said he enjoyed everything about the visit -- from the 39-12 victory over Miami (Ohio) to the time spent with the coaching staff and members of the team.
“It was a good trip. I would give it a nine (out of 10),” Walker said. “I learned a lot about them. Boise recruits a certain type of player. If you’re a top corner or safety, and if you have a cocky attitude, they’re going to back off you. That’s how Coach [Chris] Petersen is. He doesn’t want that kind of cancer on his team. I like that about them.”
Walker was hosted by junior wide receiver Aaron Burks, a 2009 Timberview graduate, and Walker said the two got along very well. Walker said Burks talked to him about college life and the importance of accountability. Walker also had a chance to see a lighter side of Burks, as he and teammates watched the USC-Stanford game later that evening.
“To me, it seems like we’re exactly alike,” Walker said, referring to Burks. “College life is different, and I got the actual reality of it. You don’t have anybody telling you to do this or do that. He was telling me about class and free time and how in the summer and off-season, you’ve got to manage your time.”
Of course, a trip to Boise State isn’t complete without walking the famous blue turf. Walker said Bronco Stadium is as impressive as it is unique with the turf.
“Seeing it on TV, and even while you’re there, it’s a cool field,” he said. “You don’t feel uncomfortable on it at all. Moving around, it’s the same turf as any other you’ve been on. What’s funny is that the indoor facility is green. I was talking to everybody, and I said the next time I see green turf, I’m going to look at it weird.”
Walker doesn’t have any other official visits set up currently, but he’s looking at taking a trip to Oklahoma State and possibly Harvard, as he has offers from both schools. Walker, a former Washington State commit, is entertaining 24 offers from programs such as Kansas State, Ole Miss, Iowa, Iowa State, Arizona State, Vanderbilt and Louisiana-Monroe.