One the local area’s football stars appears to be spoken for. Last week, reports came out that Lutheran High North star defensive end Jimmy Walker announced his intent to sign with the North Texas Mean Green and head coach Seth Littrell.
The Lions’ senior two-way weapon also held offers from Tulane, New Mexico, and UT-San Antonio as a defensive end before deciding to join the Mean Green. He was rated as a three-star prospect by 247Sports and a member of VYPE’s All-Houston Area Private School Team following the 2017 season.
Walker, a 6’3”, 255-pound senior who has displayed a wide-ranging skill set during his time at LHN, played on both the offensive and defensive lines during his freshman and sophomore seasons before transitioning to a tight end and flex receiver in 2017.
In 2018, he has added another skill to the toolbox – in addition to helping on the line as a defensive end, he has also taken over the reins as the team’s quarterback. However, North Texas has recruited Walker as a defensive end, where he was a first-team all-district selection and named the top defensive lineman in the league following the 2017 season.
LHN Head Coach Nathan Robbins said the Mean Green is receiving not only an exceptional player, but someone who can easily take on any role the Littrell asks him to, both on and off the field.
“Jimmy’s exceptional talent placed him in a position of leadership early on in his high school career. I know his lessons of leadership have been numerous because of the ample opportunities a small school provides,” Robbins said. “I believe Jimmy’s early call to leadership at Lutheran High North created opportunity to increase the leadership tools he possesses. Jimmy will be able to apply all of his leadership skills at the collegiate level to have a great impact with his new team, the UNT Mean Green.”