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Friday, December 2, 2011
Staying or going? Deion Walker

By Matt Fortuna

This week we are taking a look at each of Notre Dame's fourth-year scholarship players with eligibility remaining and examining whether he will likely return to the Irish next season. Here, we look at wide receiver Deion Walker.

Before Notre Dame: From Christchurch (Va.) High School, Walker entered Notre Dame as ESPNU's No. 18 receiver and its 103rd player overall.

At Notre Dame: The 6-foot-3, 206-pound Walker has played in seven games for the Irish the past three seasons, making one catch for 15 yards in 2009.

What's next?: Walker has not ruled out a fifth year at Notre Dame, though the management-consulting major told The Observer he has a job offer from a bank in Kansas. He is scheduled to graduate in May.

The verdict: Going. Walker came in as a highly touted recruit but was never able to crack the two-deep at receiver. Despite uncertainty around the unit next season, it is unlikely he would come back and leap over the younger players already ahead of him on the depth chart.

Previous players:

Braxston Cave
Lane Clelland
Dayne Crist
Sean Cwynar
Mike Golic Jr.
John Goodman
Kapron Lewis-Moore
Dan McCarthy
Anthony McDonald
Brandon Newman
David Posluszny
Jamoris Slaughter