Pisgah football senior offensive lineman Neyland Walker has made his decision for college. Walker, entering his third year on the Bears’ college team, announced on his Twitter account Wednesday night that he had committed to Charleston Southern University in the class of 2021.
Neyland Walker said his older brother, Kameron Walker, who plays the tight end role at NC State, helped guide him through the recruiting process and Charleston Southern looked good for him.
“The most important thing about Charleston Southern to me is that their coaches were so genuine and they really have a lot of family value,” said Neyland Walker. “For me it was a breeze, because of the people. I’d rather go somewhere with great people. They turned out to be a God and family centered program. That’s all I could ask for. “
For Walker, being able to follow in his brother’s footsteps and play college football is the achievement of a long-standing dream.
“It’s a huge weight lifted off my shoulders,” Walker said. “Obviously they were my first offer, so after talking to them the first time, it was really special. It is unreal. It’s like I’ve been locked up in a windbreaker for the past four years and all that pressure has been released at once. So after that offer, I knew there was a really good chance of playing college football, but to commit and quit my recruiting is unreal. It is truly special. “
Watch this weekend’s Mountaineer for more information on Walker and his journey to college football.