The Colorado Buffaloes landed their latest verbal commit in cornerback John Walker. Walker is the second commit from H.D. Woodson which is out of Washington D.C., the other commit is De'Jon Wilson. Walker is a 6-foot-0, 168-pound defensive back who selected Colorado over offers he had from Indiana, Northwestern and Kansas. During his senior season Walker played both cornerback and safety, but he is projected to play cornerback at Colorado.
Walker talked about why he chose Colorado:
"I just weighed out my options and talked to my coach, my family, my friends and my cousin De'Jon Wilson, who is already committed to Colorado, and out of all my offers, Colorado's coaches were the best. Since day one when they started recruiting me, they were straight forward with me.
"My position is also very needed there. They need corners. [Defensive coordinator and secondary] coach [Greg] Brown has been stressing that a lot. They need corners that can come right away and play. I feel like I can come right in and play with Colorado. Also the conference, the Pac-12, I am going to be going up against a lot of good talent. I feel like I can match the talent."
As of right now only ESPN has a rating on Walker and that is three stars. Here is what ESPN has to say about Walker:
Walker is lean, rangy defensive back prospect falling under the radar some. Not a burner in regards to speed but covers a lot of ground and takes good angles to ball. Savvy, instinctive and smart; makes quick reads at both safety and corner and displays good field awareness. Excels in zone schemes at corner, mid-pointing high-low routes, anticipates throws and closes on the ball with above average burst. Shows good tracking skills in deep zone coverage as well and more than adequate ball skills.
Here are some highlights of Walker: