Big offensive tackle Rasheed Walker has Penn State in his top six
Rasheed Walker was one of the biggest players at The Opening’s Washington, DC Regional.
Rasheed Walker said he’s always been the biggest guy in his class.
He really started to shoot up though, he said, the summer between eighth grade and high school.
“I was 6-foot,” he said. “And I grew three inches, so I went to high school at 6-foot-3.”
The North Point (Maryland) junior offensive tackle checked in at The Opening’s Washington, DC Regional at 6-foot-6, 295 pounds.
And there wasn’t much fat on his frame.
That is something he credits to his father.
“Because of my dad, I didn’t grow up eating a lot of junk food,” he said. “He trained me to eat nutritious and work out a lot.”
That has helped Walker grow into a four-star offensive tackle.
Walker recently released his top six and Penn State is in the mix along with Virginia Tech, Ohio State, Rutgers, Maryland and North Carolina.
“I have a strong relationship with my recruiting coach at Penn State and the offensive line coach,” he said. “They’ve been recruiting me since my sophomore year.
“I’ve been able to get up there a few times, and I really like what I see as far as the atmosphere, the culture and what they stand for.”
For the Penn State fans who haven’t gotten a look at Walker’s film, he offered a primer.
“You’re going to see me finishing blocks and getting nasty,” he said. “That’s what I do.”
The big man said he hopes to visit State College again soon.
“I’m looking forward to (the summer),” he said. “I just want to go, see more places, and do a little evaluating before I make my decision.”