what is a preferred walk on?
A PWO starts practice fall practice with the (105) team while a regular walkon starts when the fall semester starts.
Also PWO is recruited by the coaches. When traveling with team they receive Per Diem like a scholarship player. Also when school is on Spring break they receive a per diem like a scholarship players. A PWO receives many benefits a WO doesn’t.
And, very simply, they have a spot of the team, whereas, regular walk-on generally has to make the team via tryout.