WMU football has gained a commitment from Corey Walker, a defensive end from Normal West High School in Illinois, to its 2021 recruiting class.
Walker announced his commitment to Western Michigan via Twitter on Friday.
Walker is a two-sport athlete at Normal West, earning first team all-conference honors in football and second team all-conference honors in basketball. He plays tight end and defensive end on the football field, and he is expected to focus on defense at WMU.
Walker was formally committed to Illinois State, an FCS school located in his hometown of Normal, Ill. Walker mentioned his brother, Jordan, being at WMU impacting his decision to switch his commitment. Jordan Walker plays for WMU men’s soccer.
His highlight reel focuses on his work at tight end, but it shows a player who knows how to use his size and strength to his advantage. He is a steady blocker as a tight end and it will just be a matter of flipping the skill set from blocking to block shedding for him to be able to make an impact on the defensive line.
Walker is the 17th player in WMU’s 2021 recruiting class, joining Tyson Lee from Indiana and Joshua Nobles from New Jersey as defensive lineman coming to Western Michigan in 2021.