Published Sunday, December 30, 2012 AT 2:37 PM / Updated at 3:13 PM
Recruiting: Orlando WR commits to Nebraska
Sam McKewon Omaha World-Herald

Nebraska landed a big-bodied wide receiver for 2013 recruiting class, well, several weeks ago. But Orlando (Fla.) prospect Dominic Walker kept it quiet until Sunday, when he told the Orlando Sentinel he’d play at Nebraska.

The 6-foot-2, 185-pound Walker will officially announce his decision Sunday night at the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in Houston.

“Everything is just great for me [at Nebraska],” Walker told the Sentinel. “The coaching staff, the great facilities, everything … 86,000 fans at every game no matter who they are playing. You can’t beat that kind of support. They treat their players like they are the only thing that really matters up there.

“Plus, it’s a great chance for me to come in and play right away and they have really made me feel like they want me to be a part of what they are doing.”

247Sports has a full video of Walker’s explanation. In it, Walker said wide receivers coach Rich Fisher and Tim Beck handled his recruitment. Beck, who played college ball at Central Florida, clearly had a lot to do with Walker’s commit. Both made in-home visits.

“They recruited me hardest at the time when it mattered to me the most,” Walker said in the video.”

Walker originally committed to Vanderbilt, but decommitted after his Sept. 29 visit to Nebraska. He then narrowed his choices down to NU and Florida State.

He’s a three-star prospect according 247Sports, Rivals and Scout, and four-star recruit according to ESPN. ESPN rates Walker as the 238th-ranked player in the country.

Here’s video of his 2011 season. I’d compare his skills to that of Niles Paul or Brandon Kinnie. Good pickup.

With two more Florida-area wide receivers visiting Nebraska’s Capital One Bowl practices last week, know this: Fisher and Beck know where to find wide receiver prospects and how to sell them.

See also: John Papuchis…one year later

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