Walker officially joins UMass

Massachusetts officially added receiver Deion Walker to its roster this week, as the former Notre Dame receiver will re-unite with Charley Molnar for his fifth year of eligibilty.

Walker also joins former Irish nose tackle Hafis Williams and former Michigan runing back Michael Cox in going to UMass for their final college seasons.

"We are very excited about having Deion join us for the upcoming season," Minutemen head coach Charley Molnar, Walker's offensive coordinator the past two seasons in South Bend, Ind., said in a release. "Having worked with Deion at Notre Dame, he is a terrific person and will make the most of this opportunity. Along with Hafis Williams and Michael Cox, Deion will also be able to make an immediate impact on the program -- both on and off the field."

All three players wil be immediately eligible to play.