October 28, 2021
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DITR: Walker Mulkey

Walker Mulkey is a class of 2023 wide receiver for Flower Mound High School in Dallas, Texas. He is 6’ 2” and 185 lbs. Walker is a player who relies on his aggressiveness in games. But at the same time, he is a person who coaches pee wee football. Mulkey also has no problems in the classroom, boasting a 3.3 GPA.

How long have you been playing football?

W: Since I was about 6. My father and brother were the ones who got me into it, neither of them played but I guess they just saw my ability from a young age and pushed me to get better at it. 

Do you play any other positions or only WR?

W: I used to play safety but since I got to varsity I have only played wide out.

What did your off-season training regiment look like?

W: I was doing a lot of work in the off-season to prepare my body for this year. Monday through Friday, I would get to the gym for our 6:30 lifting sessions. After the team and I finished with our work out, I would go out and run routes with the quarterbacks and practice my agility. I would take a break for a couple hours, and around 4 I would go back to the gym and lift on my own. 

Do you have any goals for the upcoming season?

W: My main focus for this season is to lead the district in receiving yards. I want to show that I am one of the best wide receivers in this district so on top of that I also want to make sure that I get at least 10 touchdowns.

What kind of wide receiver would you describe yourself as? Are you more of a possession receiver or route running/separation type?

W: Definitely more of a possession receiver, I’m very aggressive out on that field. I think that comes from my older brothers picking on me as a kid. They wouldn’t make it easy on me so the only way I could hang with them was by being aggressive and not showing weakness. I think that helped mold me into the aggressive player I am today.

What is your favorite part about playing wide receiever?

W: I love getting the ball and helping my team score. It’s a hard position to play with defenders around you at all times. My emphasis is to just go up and get the ball at all times.

What is your most memorable moment on the field?

W: I remember in eighth grade, we kicked a game winning field goal as time ran out. That moment was really memorable because it was a great moment for not only me but the team.

What is a part of your game that you feel will translate to the next level?

W: My dedication and passion for the game. Ever since I was a little kid I never wanted to get off the field. I want to be able to show how far I can get.

What is a part of your game that you feel like you need to get better at?

W: I would say my route running and breakdown speed. I was working on it a lot this offseason just getting with my quarterback and running a lot of curls and comebacks just trying to get as much practice as I can.

Do you have any role models who have inspired you?  

W: My father has always been in my corner. He’s pushed me in all aspects of life and we have a really good relationship, so he is definitely a role model.

What are you thinking pre-snap?

W: If I know the ball is probably coming to me, I’m just thinking secure the catch and get as many yards as I can. If it is a run play, I am just trying to bring the cornerback as far out of the play as I can. 

What is something that recruiters should know about you?

W: I am the kind of guy who never stops pushing forward. I will keep fighting and do whatever the team needs out of me.

Do you think football has affected you as a person?

W: Without a doubt, football has made me more of a leader in class and at home. Just being a football player, people expect more out of you and that has helped my confidence.

Has football taught you any valuable lessons? 

W: It has taught me to have a lot of friendships in the game. Just to be with my teammates and never quit. It taught me that to be a leader, you have to lead by example and show your loyalty to those around you.

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