LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Kobie Walker is heading into his third season at Kentucky but he has yet to play in a game. This fall he's hoping his time has finally come at outside linebacker.
Walker came out of Baltimore in 2014 as a 3-star prospect but hes been sidelined by injury and academic problems. Things are now in order.
"With all my school work, I had to take that a lot more seriously, time management" said Walker. "I'm doing a lot better with school."
He's also doing well on the field. Walker is not big, he goes 6-3, 215. But he brings speed and a physical style of play to the field and the Kentucky defense needs help at linebacker.
"He makes good plays," said coach Mark Stoops. "He's active, he pressures, he can cover, so he's versatile. So we're bringing him along. He's definitely going to be an important piece of the package."
Having finished his third fall camp, Walker feels like he knows everything. But he admits the last couple of years have been frustrating.
"I mean I was frustrated and I was down at times, but it happens and you've just got to bounce back and come back. Or if not you'll be out forever."