Standout LB/DE Ready for Next Visit

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Oakcrest High School (Mays Landing, N.J.) linebacker/defensive end recruit Dakota Walker has taken 2 official visits and has 2 more scheduled – one for this weekend and another for next month. Which schools has he visited and which schools does he plan to see next?

“I’ve taken official visits to Purdue and North Carolina and I go to Tennessee this weekend,” Walker said. “I go to Virginia Tech on January 21st. The Purdue and North Carolina visits were very good visits, but I’m looking forward to Tennessee and Virginia Tech.”

What stood out about Purdue and North Carolina?

“Purdue was fun,” Walker said. “I liked the atmosphere and the people were nice. At UNC, I thought they had a beautiful campus. Like Purdue, the people were nice and they have great coaches.”

There doesn’t appear to be a leader at this point among the 4 schools seriously involved. South Carolina leads the list of other programs vying for the final official visit spot.

“I like all the schools the same right now,” Walker said. “It probably will come down to these schools, but I might try and squeeze out another visit too. I’m not sure right now if I’ll take any more visits. All of the schools I like seem to be good programs. Plus, they can get players to the next level.”

When asked what he is looking for in the school he chooses, Walker replied “really, all I want is to go to a good program with good people. That’s all I really want.”

Though he did not name a leader, Walker didn’t rule out the possibility of committing after this weekend.

“It depends on what happens,” Walker said. “Probably not, but you never know.”

At 6-4, 225-pounds, Walker has the size and speed (4.55 in the 40) to play either the linebacker or defensive end positions on the next level. All schools, including Virginia Tech, are recruiting him for both positions. Tech has been in-school recently with Coach Beamer and Coach Rogers and Walker says the Hokies will be in-home soon, possibly next week.

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