Clearwater Central Catholic running back Diquan Walker picked up his first offers from Akron and Ball State this past week, Marauders coach John Davis said.
“I knew Akron and Ball State had been on me,” Walker said. “But I had no idea I had offers from both schools until Coach Davis told me.”
Last year, Walker got the attention of colleges by becoming a workhorse back for the Marauders. He rushed for 1,161 yards and 15 touchdowns to help CCC to the Class 3A state semifinals.
He continued to shine in the spring despite not being able to play in last week’s game against Lakeland Victory Christian because of disciplinary reasons. Both Akron and Ball State want as an athlete and would prefer him to play either slot receiver or corner back.
“It’s a relief to finally have some offers and get that process started,” Walker said. “I know Ball State has been recruiting me since last spring. We’ve pretty much had every school you can think of show up at some point during the spring to watch us.
“I should be able to do a couple of different things this year. I’ll line up as receiver more and I’ll definitely be playing a lot as a corner back.”