Even though ESPN 300 wide receiver Dominic Walker (Orlando, Fla./Evans) has been committed to Vanderbilt for several months now, the 6-foot-2, 195-pound senior had planned on taking some official visits.
The first of those visits happened this weekend, when Walker took a trip to Nebraska to watch the Cornhuskers rally for a 30-27 victory over Wisconsin.
“I had a great time here,” Walker said before boarding a plane back to Orlando. “It was awesome. The atmosphere, the crowd, really everything about gameday was terrific.”
After the game Walker had an opportunity to talk to several players and coaches.
“The coaches were checking in on me, making sure I enjoyed myself,” Walker said. “And the players were telling me that these are the victories I can be part of if I come here.
“Everyone was talking about how much a player with my kind of talent is needed here and how I can help them become the top team in the Big Ten.”
In recent years Nebraska has gone from being a run-based, triple-option team to a pro-style team under Bill Callahan and now more of a spread team under current head coach Bo Pelini.
Overall Walker sees himself as a good fit in the offense.
“What they were doing on offense was kind of sloppy at first, and they fell behind,” Walker said. “But once they started opening things up, the offense showed what it is capable of.”
With the Nebraska visit behind him, Walker now has an idea of what to expect.
“It was a good time, and Nebraska is definitely in my top three,” Walker said. “I’m probably going to go to Missouri next. Looking at a late October trip to Missouri.”