Ronnie Walker Discusses Virginia Tech Offer, Zohn Burden

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Virginia Tech target Ronnie Walker (32) posing with some of his Hopewell High School teammates.
Virginia Tech target Ronnie Walker (32) posing with some of his Hopewell High School teammates. (Via Twitter)

Virginia seems to be a hotbed for talented high school running backs, and the Hokies are hoping to pull in 4-star recruit Ronnie Walker for the Class of 2018.

Walker attended Virginia Tech’s camp on July 17, and was offered his sixth scholarship. Walker said he enjoyed interacting with the coaches and other recruits at the camp.

“The camp was great, just being there with the coaches and practicing with them,” Walker said.

It was his first visit to Virginia Tech, and his first time really talking with Head Coach Justin Fuente, Running Backs Coach Zohn Burden and Defensive Coordinator Bud Foster.

Walker said that Burden is a great coach and someone he respects.

“He’s very honest, and he wants you to push yourself 110 percent,” Walker said of Burden. “He wants you to do your best in every drill, in every route, in every step that you take. He wants you to be coachable.”

Burden also says that while Fuente is a pretty serious guy, he’s capable of cracking some jokes.

“When we were going through drills, he was watching my footwork and my technique and he joked with me, ‘You’re not a running back, you’re a linebacker,’. I thought that was funny,” Walker said.

Walker also has offers from Duke, East Carolina, Rutgers, Vanderbilt and the Hokies’ in-state rival Virginia.

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