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Notre Dame Football Recruiting

2022 WR Amorion Walker Breaks Down Notre Dame Commitment

March 10, 2021
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Amorion Walker‍ found a great fit on and off the field, so on Wednesday, the 2022 Louisiana wide receiver decided it was time to act on it and committed to Notre Dame.

“I've been talking to the staff for a long time,” the 6-foot-3, 170-pounder from Ponchatoula High School told Irish Sports Daily afterward.

“They really wanted me to be the leader to start off this 2022 receiver class. They were recruiting me hard and I really like them too.”

Irish wide receivers coach Del Alexander led up the recruitment.

“Great person, he makes a lot of jokes,” Walker said of Alexander. “Just cool, cool people.”

As for Notre Dame, the thing that stands out most to Walker is the education.

“Academics,” he said. “Obviously, it's a big-time football school too with 11 national championships, they have a lot of Draft picks every year, send players to the Combine. I like what they offer in both aspects.

“I'm probably going to major in Business. I was going to major in Chemical Engineering, but probably Business. It'll be one of those two.”

Walker is a speed receiver, but Notre Dame sees a versatile receiver as well.

“They told me I'll be able to take the top off for them, but Coach Tommy Rees, he sees me for more than just a deep ball-catcher,” says Walker. “He sees me as a person who can run all of the routes too. They're going to incorporate me into the offense, not just long balls, but short ones too.”

Walker said the Notre Dame coaching staff was fired up when he informed them of his decision.

He chose Notre Dame over offers from schools like Arkansas, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Kansas, Kansas State, Ole Miss, Virginia Tech, Washington State and West Virginia among others.

“I feel pretty confident about it,” he said. “I know God wasn't going to let me make the wrong choice. So, I'm going to come in and hit the ground running and it should be great.”

Walker acknowledged the challenges of going through the recruiting process during a dead period that has lasted virtually an entire year now.

“It was very difficult,” he said. “I wanted to go see places in person, but with the dead period being extended, there’s no telling what you're going to be able to do. So, I took the resources I had through the Zoom and stuff and just went with that.

Walker said he’s “most definitely” looking forward to his first chance to visit South Bend.

 

 
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