ATH, Class of 2019
Clayton High School, Clayton, NC
Virginia Tech received a surprise commitment when 4-star athlete JR Walker picked the Hokies over offers from NC State and many other Power 5 programs.
At 6-1, 205, Walker is expected to play safety for the Hokies.
1000% Committed 🦃‼️‼️ pic.twitter.com/fxxLq1nGzU
— Stunna Jaay 2️⃣🐐👀 (@jaayrwalker_) October 12, 2018
Walker is from Clayton, NC, which is just outside of Raleigh. He becomes the second North Carolina player of the 2019 class to pick the Hokies, joining Charlotte receiver Elijah Bowick. Walker was considered by most to be a heavy lean to hometown favorite NC State.
Boasting an offer list that includes the Wolfpack, UNC, South Carolina, Clemson, Duke, Maryland, Michigan State, Tennessee, Virginia and Wake Forest, Walker becomes the 17th member of the 2019 recruiting class.
247: 4-star, No. 174 overall, No. 9 athlete, No. 6 player in NC
Rivals: 3-star, No. 33 athlete, No. 18 player in NC
ESPN: 4-star, No. 28 safety, No. 12 player in NC
Walker visited Blacksburg for last weekend’s game against Notre Dame. The Hokies weren’t regarded as major players for his services, until his commitment today.