Cajuns Add Walker
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Posted Jul 30, 2008


The Cajun Football Staff were looking to add some depth at running back this summer, but never thought they would find a talent like Yobes Walker unsigned.

How does an athlete that amasses over 5,674 yards rushing and scored over 56 touchdowns in his high school career find himself unsigned during the summer? Yobes Walker spoke to the Cajun RedZone about his decision to become a Ragin’Cajun.

“I had offers early on from TCU, Arizona, Alabama and others, but I wanted to look at all my options and take my visits, Walker said.” “When I didn’t commit, they would fill the offer with other athletes and I found myself with a few options at the end. I had some smaller programs come in like Abilene Christian, but I wanted to wait and see what was available at the end of the summer.”

The 6-0, 195-pound back was time recently this summer at the Alabama football came with a 4.5 forty. Walker’s illustrious career was capped off during the 2007 season in which he rushed for 2,174 yards and 17 TD’s. Those accomplishments earned him the honors of being named Texas 5A All-State Second Team, Greater Houston All Second Team and ALL COUNTY MVP, DISTRICT MVP (24-5A).

With all those honors, could his academics have been questionable? No, he was named to the All-District Academic 24-5A Team as a senior.

“Academics were never a problem with me; I had a 3.4 GPA and made an 18 on my ACT test. I have never missed a day of school since kindergarten.”

“So what sold Yobes Walker on the Ragin’Cajun football program?

“I really liked coach Hurley Brown, but when I visited campus and looked at the facilities like the indoor practice field, the new field turf and the weight room; their facilities were really nice and UL is a program that is building something good.”

But facilities is not the only reason Walker is coming to Louisiana, he will compete for playing time behind Cajun super back Tyrell Fenroy with another Houston athlete, incoming freshman Draylon Booker from Conroe. Deon Wallace has decided to give up football and red-shirt freshman Julian Shankle is recovery from ankle surgery this summer, making the Cajuns thin at the running back position.

“Yes, getting some playing time behind a running back like Tyrell Fenroy also made in an attractive opportunity for me as well. I can learn from Tyrell and get some carries as a true freshman, which certainly helped in making my decision.”


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