Pisgah football senior offensive lineman Neyland Walker has made his college decision. Walker, going into his third year on the Bears’ varsity team, announced on his Twitter account Wednesday night that he has committed to Charleston Southern University in the class of 2021.
Neyland Walker said his older brother, Kameron Walker, who plays tight end at NC State, helped guide him through the recruiting process, and Charleston Southern presented a good fit for him.
“The biggest thing with Charleston Southern for me is their coaches were so genuine and really hold a lot of value in family,” Neyland Walker said. “For me, it was a no-brainer, because of the people. I would rather go somewhere with great people. They just turned out as a program who focused on God and family. That’s all I could ask for.”
For Walker, getting to follow in his brother’s footsteps and play college football represents the achievement of a long-held dream.
“It’s a huge weight lifted off my shoulders,” Walker said. “Obviously they were my first offer, so after I got off the phone with them the first time, it was pretty special. It’s unreal. It’s like I’ve been locked up in a straight jacket for the last four years and all that pressure just got released at one time. So after that offer, I knew there was a really good chance that I was going to play college football, but committing and closing my recruitment is unreal. It’s really special.”
See next Wednesday's Mountaineer for more on Walker and his journey to college football.