|High School:||Arlington Martin HS|
Came to LSU as prepared as anyone in the recruiting class to be a starting pitcher ... his elite pitchability, command of three pitches and his ability to fill up the zone with strike after strike is reminiscent of former LSU greats Aaron Nola and Jared Bradford ... in addition to his great high school baseball career, Walker was a three-year starting quarterback for an outstanding football team at the 6A level in Texas, and he is a tremendous leader.
Prior to LSU
Compiled a 27-5 record with 295 strikeouts in three seasons as a starting pitcher in high school ... posted a 7-3 mark his senior year with a 1.24 ERA and 95 strikeouts, and recorded 13, 14 and 15-strikeout games during the season ... posted a 14-0 mark in his junior season with a 0.85 ERA and 113 strikeouts; recorded 12 complete games and led team to state runners-up finish ... named 2015 Dallas/Fort Worth All-Area Pitcher of the Year ... also received numerous All-State, All-Dallas/Fort Worth Area and All-District accolades in his junior and senior seasons.
Parents are Dean and Tammy Walker ... father is a real estate appraiser, mother is a flight attendant ... has one older brother, Ryan, who played baseball at UT-Arlington and is now in Double-A with the Minnesota Twins organization ... on his decision to attend LSU – “I came to LSU to play for the best team in college baseball, and be a part of a city, community and group of friends that thrives on competition, winning and battling in tough situations, so that when I leave, if it’s for baseball or for the real world, I’ll be changed for the better.”