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Walker officially a Duck

Oregon didn't have a very exciting signing day today as junior college transfers signed their letters of intent. The lone commit, linebacker Joe Walker, was a solid commit and faxed in his letter without much fanfare.

The 6-foot-3, 225-pound backer said he faxed in his letter and went on about his day as usual.

"It's in," Walker said of his letter of intent. "I sent it in this morning and went on about my day. I guess to me it was just a fomality but I was a Duck the day I committed to Chip Kelly."

The three-star Los Angeles Harbor (Calif.) backer said everyone else left him alone once he made his commitment.

His current plan is to continue working out for the next few weeks and enjoy the holidays. In early January he will make his way north to Eugene to begin the next chapter.

"I'm working out right now and trying to stay in shape," he said. "I'm enrolling in the winter term which I think starts in mid-January. I'll be there ready to go and get started with the team."

Between now and then the Ducks will head to Arizona to play Kansas State in the Fiesta Bowl. Walker said he anticipates a solid matchup between the two programs.

"It's going to be a very good game. Kansas State is a solid team. I think Oregon will need to focus on the quarterback (Collin Klein) and keep him from beating them. I'm excited to watch it."

As originally reported, Walker will have four years to play three at Oregon, which includes a year to redshirt if needed.

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