Five-star Kareem Walker has taken a handful of visits lately. The Wayne (N.J.) De Paul Catholic star took a closer look at Pittsburgh, Ohio State and Michigan recently and went down to Rutgers on Saturday, his last visit for a while.
"It was nice," said the 6-foot-1, 210-pound Walker. "I've basically seen the whole campus. When I first came in I just went to the field and spoke to coach Wilson. After that I went upstairs with Rashan and Jarrett and coach Flood. He was talking to us about how all three of us should think about staying home. We could build a good program and be something special."
Walker and fellow 2016 Garden State stars Jarrett Guarantano and Rashan Gary are part of an elite training group in northern New Jersey whose creator, EJ Barthel, is now part of the Rutgers staff.
"I like seeing him up there," Walker said. "Aside from training and everything I knew that this is something that he wanted to do. I was proud to know that that was one of his goals."
Walker has dozens of offers and usually maintains contact with multiple coaches but that doesn't seem to be the case as of late.
"As of right now, I've just been quiet," he said. "We just got out of camp so I haven't been in touch with any coaches lately. I've just been focused on camp and football."
The Rutgers visit was Walker's last for a few months but he is already planning his next visit.
"I don't have any more coming up, said Walker. "I think my next one will be to Alabama for the Texas A&M game. I talk to coach Cristobal a little bit. He really likes me and he's a funny guy."
As a sophomore, Walker ran for about 1,100 yards and scored 12 touchdowns.