Virginia Tech Among Finalists For Four-Star OT Rasheed Walker

By: Tim Thomas | @TimThomasTLP | Feb 02, 2018
Virginia Tech has almost reached the end of the 2018 recruiting cycle with only a few targets remaining on the board ahead of National Signing Day 2018. Today, Rasheed Walker announced his group of finalists and his commitment date. Rasheed Walker named Virginia Tech, Penn State, and Ohio State his finalists; and will announce his decision on Wednesday (National Signing Day). Walker is one of the top unsigned offensive linemen in the country and has been a top target for the Buckeyes, Nittany Lions, and Hokies for much of the cycle. Walker made an official visit to Blacksburg in December while Justin Fuente made an in-home visit this past week according to 247 Sports. The four-star OT has also taken official visits to his other two finalists, Penn State and Ohio State. Right now, Penn State feels like the favorites in Walker's recruitment while Ohio State and VT both have a reasonable chance as well. The Hokies have put in a lot of work to make themselves contenders for Walker, but the Hokies are considered to be the underdogs among these three schools at this point. Virginia Tech has made the final cut for one of the top offensive tackles in the country. While the Hokies may not be the favorites for Walker, they definitely have given themselves a shot at one of the top recruits from Maryland.

What the analysts say about him?

Rasheed Walker is ranked as the 65th best recruit in the country by the 247 Sports Composite and Rivals, 47th best by 247 Sports, 160th best by ESPN. Among offensive tackles, Walker is ranked sixth best by the 247 Sports Composite, third best by 247 Sports, seventh best by Rivals, and 13th best by ESPN. Walker is ranked as one of the top 5 recruits in the state of Maryland by all four of these sites.

Rasheed Walker's Offer List (According to 247 Sports)

  • ACC: Virginia Tech, Duke, NC State, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Virginia, Wake Forest
  • Big 10: Penn State, Ohio State, Michigan, Maryland, Minnesota, Purdue, Rutgers
  • SEC: Georgia, LSU, Tennessee, Florida, Kentucky, Ole Miss
  • Big 12: West Virginia
  • Pac-12: Arizona State
  • FBS Independent: Notre Dame
  • Conference USA: Old Dominion
  • MAC: Toledo
  • FCS: Howard

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