Spring Westfield QB Jacoby Walker has made it clear that he has a strong interest in Texas. But is that interest mutual? The 2010 prospect is being heavily recruited and already has a couple of Big 12 offers. Will he eventually get one from Texas?
Jacoby Walker profile
Jacoby Walker shares the same sentiment of many prep football standouts from the Lone Star State.
“If you’re from Texas and play football in Texas, you want to go to Texas,” Walker said.
One of the state’s top junior quarterbacks, Walker is being heavily recruited by several schools across the country, but right now the Longhorns to do not appear to be one of the schools after the Spring Westfield signal caller.
“I haven’t really heard anything from them since the summer time,” Walker said. “I went to camp there over the summer and really haven’t heard from them since then.”
Despite the Longhorns not being hot after his services, Walker has paid close attention to the Longhorns this season.
“I catch their games on TV whenever they play,” Walker said. “They’ve been on fire this year. They’re playing really well and they’ve been impressive on offense. I like what they have done with Colt McCoy.”
At 6-2, 190 pounds and with 4.6 speed, Walker seems to have the skill set necessary to succeed in the Texas offense.
“I like how they use their quarterback in a lot of different ways,” Walker said. “I like to spread the ball around a lot.”
Walker has not made any unofficial visits this season to any school due to scheduling conflicts because Westfield has had two Saturday games and he usually has practice or film on the other Saturdays.
Walker led Westfield to a 10-3 record as a sophomore throwing for 1,286 yards and 20 touchdowns with just six interceptions for one of the state’s top programs. This season the Mustangs are 5-2 and Walker has improved his completion percentage (from 51 percent as a sophomore to 70 percent this season) as a junior and has already thrown for more yards in 2008 (1,714) with 18 touchdowns through seven games.
Walker says that his game is likely to expand during the playoffs.
“My rushing numbers aren’t really that good (minus-17 yards on 25 carries),” Walker said. “But that should change because my coach really doesn’t show a whole lot during the regular season. He is saving some stuff for the playoffs.”
Recruiting has been busy for Walker thus far with Nebraska and Oklahoma State already extending offers. Walker also lists Florida State, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oregon and Texas Tech as schools that are showing him the most interest. All of the schools recruiting Walker are recruiting him as a quarterback.
Despite the Longhorns having not contacted him recently, Walker still has Texas near the top of his list.
“They’re still pretty high up there,” Walker said. “That’s a school I’ve wanted to go.”