Today we cover another one of the incoming Friendship Recruits.
Cavon Walker, Freshman, Linebacker
Collegiate Stats: N/A
High School Stats: Can not find any
Recruiting Ratings: Three stars by Rivals, 24/7 (#44 Weakside Defensive End), Scout (#85 OLB), and ESPN (#8 in MD, #55 ILB)
High School: Friendship Collegiate Academy
Hometown: Washington, D.C.
High School Highlights:
How'd He Get to College Park?
Like Jermaine Carter, Cavon Walker transferred to Friendship Collegiate (in his case, from Dunbar) in a hope to win a championship. Right before his junior year began, he fractured his foot, causing him to miss the season (it's why the highlight video above is of his sophomore campaign). His senior year, he got that championship.
Walker committed to Maryland with a group of fellow SuperFriends, but he was a Terp all the way (not even listing a runner-up school). He also received offers from NC State, Houston, Purdue and New Mexico. He played a lot of defensive end in high school (at least at Dunbar) but looks to play a linebacker position in college, and was named second-team All-Met by the Washington Post last year.
Committing to Maryland.
Walker redshirts, but sets himself up as the probable starter at SAM in two years.
Looking at that highlight tape from two years ago, you can tell just how explosive Cavon Walker is off the edge. He's got a ton of speed, and enough strength to play on the line, even at the high school level. He's likely to slot in at SAM - so here we have a former defensive end going to the more defensive-back-minded of Maryland's two outside linebacker spots.
Currently at SAM, Matt Robinson is listed as the starter, with Alex Twine as his back-up and Avery Thompson as the third stringer. Maryland has a load of linebackers coming in this season (as we've seen so far in this series, and we're not done yet), but Walker, often a forgotten commodity with the commitments of Ngakoue and Gray taking front Friendship stage, is a very good prospect that should make quite an impact in College Park. Unlike some of the other linebackers Maryland has coming in, Walker's not too fair off from his ideal weight (Robinson and Twine are both at 230), and he's got some excellent pass rushing skills off the edge.
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