Trevor Walker, the 6’1″ safety from Timberview High School in Arlington, Texas, gave his verbal commitment to the University of Washington earlier today. Graded as a three-star prospect by Rivals, Scout, and ESPN recruiting services, Walker is the third safety of Washington’s Class of 2013 verbal commits, and the 21st commit overall. Worth noting that Walker is also the 2nd recruit in the class out of the state of Texas, defensive end Daeshon Hall of Lancaster being the other.
While he may not be highly touted, Walker figures to add even more depth to a real position of strength for the Huskies. When you figure that next year Sean Parker and Shaq Thompson will, in all likelihood, be the starters, with Will Shamburger also returning, safety has to be the single most talented position group on the team for next year. Add on to that underclassmen already on the team, such as James Sample, who will step up and contribute. And now, alongside Walker are Kevin King and the 6’4″ Connor O’Brien that, assuming they don’t flip to some other school, will be freshmen next year. Given all that talent and depth, it is likely that all three will redshirt during their freshman season.
More on football recruiting as National Signing Day, February 6th, approaches.