High School: Four-year letterman at Trinity Presbyterian for coach Randy Ragsdale...rated a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, ESPN.com and 247Sports.com while garnering two-star status from Scout.com...listed as No. 80 dual-threat quarterback in the nation by 247Sports.com, No. 92 signal caller in the country by Scout.com and No. 122 quarterback nationally by ESPN.com...among recruits in Alabama, tabbed No. 30 by 247Sports.com, No. 36 by ESPN.com and No. 39 by Rivals.com ...received 83 Sports Rating from 247Sports.com and a 76 Scout Grade from ESPN.com...helped lead the Wildcats to a combined 36-12 record, including a district title as a sophomore, and four trips to the playoffs...completed 93-of-161 passes (.571) for 732 yards and six touchdowns while running 111 times for 532 yards and four scores as a senior...invited to the U.S. Army All-American Combine in 2011 where he was named to the All-Combine Team after running the fastest 40 time (4.37)...also selected to the Under Armour All-American Combine and was a 2012 Team USA Nominee...caught 27 passes for 277 yards and two touchdowns as a junior...as a sophomore, had six tackles (5 solo, 1 assist) with a pass break-up and a forced fumble...completed only two pass attempts and ran 14 times for 59 yards as a freshman...also letter four years in track and field where he set school records in the 100 meter (10.80) and 200 meter (22.25), was a three-time city champion and a two-time 3A Section 1 champion...off the field, was a member of the Latin Club.
Personal: Born Walker Lloyd Van Hooser on July 2, 1993, in Montgomery, Ala...son of Bill and Joy Van Hooser...has two brothers, Wilson, who is a member of the Tulane football team, and William...proposed majors are business and communications...chose Tulane over Alabama, Auburn, Nebraska, Oregon and Stanford.