Name: BRANDON WALKER
School: Carman-Ainsworth High School – Flint, MI (Coach Nathaniel Williams)
Vitals: Wide Receiver (#8). 6’1″ – 180.
Offers: Kent State, Austin Peay, Robert Morris, multiple D2 Offers in MI.
Walker comes to UND from one of the top high school programs in the state of Michigan. Carman-Ainsworth went 11-2 this past fall in the largest division in the state, D1. They made the semi-finals of the playoffs before losing to eventual champion Clarkston. Between Walker and fellow commit Chris Carter of Brother Rice, it is quite apparent that the UND staff was targeting kids from highly successful programs.
Walker appears to be a physical type of receiver. He breaks a few long plays for TD’s in his highlights showing pretty good speed. Walker is a big, strong kid who is not afraid to run the tough routes across the middle. He reminds us of Develyn Ferguson, another UND commit. Between Walker, Kellum, and Ferguson it is obvious the coaches are targeting bigger bodies that can do multiple things for the team.
In his senior season, Walker had 20 catches for 372 yds and 5 TD’s on a predominately running team. He was the teams’s leading receiver, by far. Walker also ran the ball twice – both for TD’s. He also plays basketball for the Cavaliers.
After watching his highlight tape again, it makes me wonder if he could be moved to safety. He looked pretty smooth playing DB in those highlights and was even named to thedzone.net 2nd team All-State defense.