Well before his recruitment soared, Bethel (Va.) four-star defensive tackle
After a stellar junior season, impressive performances at spring and summer camps and at times a dominating force during his senior season, Walker is now among the top rated players in the country, at No. 216 in the Rivals250, the No. 19 defensive tackle and No. 8 player in Virginia.
And after a weekend official visit, Walker has a new home for his talents. This morning, while still on his official visit to Virginia Tech, Walker gave his pledge to the Hokies. He announced the decision via Twitter:
I want take this time to appreciate all of the coaches that took their time recruiting me . This was truly a blessing ! Humble experience- Ricky Lake ! (@RickGoGetEmWalk)
Walker becomes the jewel of Virginia Tech's class so far for 2014, which now has 21 commitments. Walker's pledge also boosts the Hokies to No. 19 in Rivals.com's team rankings for the class of 2014.
Before giving his commitment, Walker also strongly considered Nebraska, Penn State and Pittsburgh. He officially visited the Corn Huskers Sept. 13 for their game against UCLA.
With the loss of senior defensive tackle
Per NCAA rules, Walker cannot speak on the record while on his visit. HokieHaven.com will have plenty more coming on Walker's commitment and what it means to the Hokies.