Three-star wide receiver Dominic Walker out of Orlando (Fla.) Evans has publicly committed to Vanderbilt.
“Next year I’ll be taking my talents to [Vanderbilt University],” walker said after putting on a Vanderbilt hat.
Walker made the announcement at a Wednesday evening press conference in Orlando after months of having the Commodores as his leaders among a long list of offers.
“What I liked about Vanderbilt is just the atmosphere up there and the coaching staff as well,” he said. “When I went up there in April, I felt needed. They send me mail in big old stacks. I get more mail than my mom. I’m going to make plays and try to help them win an SEC Championships.”
The announcement gives Vanderbilt its eighth commitment in less than two weeks – it’s sixth in the class of 2013. Overall, Vanderbilt now sits at 15 total commitments for the 2013 class as the Commodores continue to scale the national recruiting rankings on 247Sports.
There was a comfort level with the Vanderbilt program that was felt by Walker when he visited the program back in the spring.
“My seeing of the school, how it was, I could relate to it and I could see myself there not just for a couple of months and after a while I get bored, but for the next four years.”
Walker is a big wide receiver at 6-2, 180 pounds that possesses fluid athleticism. As a junior, lining up opposite Florida State commit Tony Stevens, Walker piled up 628 receiving yards and seven touchdowns on 36 catches.
“My strengths are going up to catch the ball, attacking the ball, being physical while snatching the ball in the air and trying to stay balanced while I run my routes,” he said. “I get in and out of my breaks well and have good speed.”
The three-star announced for Vanderbilt over his other two finalists of Florida State and Texas A&M. Walker also held offers from programs such as Nebraska, Mississippi State, Miami, Tennessee and South Carolina.