Could someone explain exactly

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.