Position: Defensive End
Previous College: None
Status: On Scholarship
Reginald Ngozi Walker (b. April 22, 1996) is a promising high school defensive prospect who chose the Wildcats over offers from Arkansas, Southern Miss and Texas Tech.
He projects as a hybrid linebacker/defensive end, based on this interview with GoPowercat.com:
"I think they're looking at me to do a hybrid position where I can be up or down off the edge," says Walker, who tallied 13 sacks in his final year with the 11-2 Green Wave.
"The biggest defensive end they have is maybe 250 or 260, I think, so I'm already at a pretty good spot size wise, and I'll be able to help however and wherever they decide to use me."
Getting early use out of Walker was another potential key in landing the three-star, as the pass rushing specialist admitted possible early playing time was a key factor in his decision.
I envision Walker as a bit of a second coming of Elijah Lee. You can watch his high school highlights here.
He played under head coach Hank Tierney for Ponchatoula High School, where he helped the Green Wave to earn an 11-2 record and a trip to the Louisiana Class 5A State playoffs.
Walker was rated the 35th-best outside linebacker nationally by Rivals.com and ranks 53rd by ESPN after he recording 57 tackles, including 10 sacks, as a senior in 2014.
An all-state player who was a two-time all-district performer and district MVP as a senior, he also competed in basketball and baseball. Walker's brother, Robert, played football at Mississippi State.