Kansas State Wildcat football team and coach Bill Synder added a key piece to its 2015 recruiting class with the addition of Ponchatoula, La. defensive end Reggie Walker.
Walker committed to the Wildcats late Sunday night.
The 6-foot, 3-inch end is a three-star prospect by all the major recruiting services is the 14th commitment for the class.
“I think it’s the best place for me,” Walker told NOLA.com. “I’ll have a chance to go in and have playing time right away. They’re a Top 25 team year after year, and they’re a winning team that treats their players like family. They preach family, and if I’m going somewhere far from home, that was a must.”
Walker led Ponchatoula High with 57 tackles and 10 sacks.
He projects to be an outside linebacker in college, but, with his pass rush ability, I’m not sure it would be a better idea to leave him at defensive end.
“I think Kansas State came in here and got one of Louisiana’s best football players,” Ponchatoula coach Hank Tierney said. “He’s going to be a great college player. The best thing he does is rush the passer, and he’s going to a conference (the Big 12) where they throw the ball 50 or 60 times a game. His motor never stops, and he has been a great player for Ponchatoula and a great leader for three years.”
Walker had offers from Arkansas, Florida, LSU, Texas Tech among others.