Xavion Walker had his inaugural season with the Mansfield Timberview Wolves end after three games last season due to a torn ACL. His recovery has been going smoothly and he’s ready to make an impact in 2020.
Despite the uncertainty that COVID-19 has brought with it and its impact on the sports world and beyond, for the Mansfield Timberview Wolves quarterback, he wants to prove himself to college recruiters and help his team win in the process. Check out his highlights.
The 6-foot-3 175-pound Killeen, Texas, native spent his first two seasons at Killeen High School playing quarterback for the Killeen Kangaroos under head coach Neil Searcy. Walker mentioned that the transition between schools was really tough for him because the academics and athletics programs are different.
“I learned that football here is at a much faster pace due to the higher enrollment at these schools so every decision I make as a football player has to be quicker than it was at Killeen,” Walker said.
He doesn’t have a dream school in mind but the school that offers him the best scholarship and has the degree plan he’s looking for will be the school he commits to. He has gained interest from multiple schools and hopes to receive offers from them after his grades are finalized.
“My growth as a football player has been limited because of my injury but I have been doing mental studies and mental reps by watching film and different videos to increase my knowledge as a football player. As a person, I try to better myself every day by doing what I know is right.”
His goal is to prove how great of a quarterback he is and that he has the mechanics to play for any college in the world. He believes in himself and his athletic ability. He knows that being able to interpret defenses better will help him understand their weaknesses and keep the offense moving down the field.
If COVID-19 prevents a 2020 season from taking place, he believes he will still play college football. While football is and has been his plan A, his new plan A will be pursuing a career in the fashion industry if football doesn’t pan out.
“Something I will take away from my high school football career is the intensity of football. Football doesn’t really start until high school. That’s when it gets real and when the competition of it is actually there. Football is more of a game up until high school then it becomes business in my opinion. I started to take football way more seriously when I hit my high school years.”