Caden Walker signs LOI with Union University

Caden Walker (Austin Poffenberger)

Tallulah Falls standout senior baseball player Caden Walker has signed his LOI with Union University to continue his academic and baseball career.

Walker will trade his green and gold for the red and black of the Bulldogs in his move to Jackson, Tennessee.

“Union offers a unique environment that provides both academic and athletic opportunities,” says Walker. “It’s a place where I can further my Christian beliefs, education, develop my skills, and compete at a higher level.”

Walker had a breakout season on the diamond for the history-making Indians, who rolled to their first-ever State Championship game appearance. Walker hit .327 with two home runs and 15 RBI, scoring 33 runs while adding four doubles, 15 walks, a school record 22 hit by pitch, and swiping 26 stolen bases. He registered a .511 OBP and .940 SLG. The opportunity to play at the next level is a dream come true for Walker.

“It was definitely a journey and I could not have done it without God, so I give Him all the Glory,” says Walker.

A native of Nassau, Bahamas, Walker started his baseball career at Edison Armbrister Academy at the age of eight. He credits baseball and his coaches for shaping him into the person he is today.

“Coach Butler and Coach Manson set the way for me and played pivotal roles in not just teaching me baseball skills, but also instilling invaluable life lessons and fostering my spiritual growth in Christianity.” He adds, “I’ve played under Coach [Justin] Pollock’s mentorship for three years — he is a realist and I underwent significant personal and athletic development.”

Walker says he’s forever grateful for the sacrifices his parents made so they could send him away to school for better opportunities.

“I would also like to thank Coach McGehee and the coaching staff, who have provided me with this remarkable opportunity for growth and achievement. The opportunity to play at the next level is incredibly exciting and fulfilling.”

Walker becomes the tenth TFS student-athlete to sign an LOI this academic year and the 13th baseball player from TFS to go on to the next level. He will be honored with all other senior signees on May 23 at the second annual Next Level Signing Ceremony.

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