Arizona has recruited San Diego very well this season. They signed five players from the area and have a number of younger players from "America's Finest City" looking at them. On Wednesday one of the five, Lee Walker, signed with the Wildcats.
"It feels great," Walker said about finally signing his Letter Of Intent. "I feel like all my hard work in high school has paid off."
Walker committed to Arizona back in early August, and although he maintained that he might consider other schools, he never really wavered from his pledge to the Wildcats.
Walker did not do anything unusual on signing day, but said the family "took lots of pictures."
As one of the five new Wildcats from the San Diego area, Walker is excited to be going to school with guys he has played alongside and against.
"It is very exciting to be spending the next four years with these guys," Walker said.
So why has Arizona been so successful under Rich Rodriguez in San Diego? Walker has a theory. In addition to a reasonably close proximity, he sees some similarities between Tucson and San Diego. There was another reason for Walker specifically.
"Zona was just so loyal and upfront about everything," Walker said.
Walker was a versatile player in high school and it was that versatility that the Wildcats seem to really like.
"They want me as a receiver, a slot type, plus a kickoff and punt returner,” said Walker who can also play defensive back and is the type of versatile, athletic players the staff really likes.
Walker is a 247Sports three-star prospect who has an 84 rating.