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Notre Dame Football Recruiting

Coach: New 2022 Notre Dame WR Commit Amorion Walker Fast, Fast

March 10, 2021

Terry Joseph may no longer be at Notre Dame, but a connection the former Irish defensive backs coach had in his homestate of Louisiana just helped Notre Dame land another commitment in the form of 2022 wide receiver Amorion Walker‍.

Walker’s head coach at Ponchatoula High School, Hank Tierney, coached Joseph and his other family members in high school and put Joseph onto the 6-foot-3, 170-pounder when Joseph was still in South Bend.

“I was Terry Joseph's high school coach way back when,” Tierney says. “When Terry was still at Notre Dame, I called Terry and said, 'I got one here that you're going to like.'.

“Now Terry's brother, Derrick was perhaps the fastest kid I've ever coached ever. He ended up playing quarterback at Tulane. And this kid was Derrick Joseph fast, in the top three fastest kids and I've been coaching since 1977.”

Walker also pulls down a near 4.0 grade-point average in the classroom.

“He has Notre Dame written all over him,” says Tierney.

Walker was hurt early in his junior season and didn’t play beyond the second game.

“So, his recruiting has not taken off to the extent that you would've thought it would, but you can watch his film though and see that he can run, really run,” says Tierney. “He can catch. He's 6-4.

“And last year, we played him both ways and honestly, Terry Joseph was recruiting him as a corner, so he has the ability to play on either side of the ball. although I do know Notre Dame is recruiting him as a receiver.”

Walker chose the Irish over offers from Arkansas, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Kansas, Kansas State, Louisana, Louisana Tech, Memphis, Mississippi State, Old Dominion, Ole Miss, SMU, Southern, Southern Miss, Tulane, UNLV, Virginia Tech, Washington State and West Virginia. The connection with Joseph clearly got the Irish in the door.

“That got them in the mix and then of course, the kid being a great student, and it doesn't come along often that kids have all the necessary qualities to go to Notre Dame,” says Tierney.

“He's a very smart kid, he researched a lot of things and it was honestly, 'Wow! Notre Dame can go way beyond football.' And the kid was smart enough to realize that.”

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