Rivals100 OL Rasheed Walker breaks down his Ohio State official visit
Offensive lineman Rasheed Walker took his official visit to Ohio State over the weekend. The Rivals100 prospect out of Waldorf (Md.) North Point says this was his final official visit and now he will really figure out which school he will sign with.
IN HIS OWN WORDS…
“I had a lot of fun,” Walker said. “I got there on Friday afternoon and met with one of the academic people and some coaches. Most of the time we talked about life after football with the coaches and how I would get developed. After that we ate some dinner and then I was hanging out with Isaiah (Prince). Isaiah and the players were really cool. Some of them are getting ready to go to the draft next year but they act like regular people.
“On Saturday, we went to Dave and Busters and then we saw some strength and conditioning stuff,” he said. “The strength and conditioning guys work really hard to get you into the best shape you can possibly get into. Later on, we got something to eat and then did a little photo shoot.
“Everything about life after football was the biggest thing I took away from the visit,” said Walker. “They were telling me about how Nick Bosa is already in line for a really good job after he finishes football because of an internship he did and all the connections they have.
“I’ve heard some of this stuff from other schools but they were actually showing me,” he said. “Billy Price came in and he was telling me about how he did an internship and is set up well for after football. All of this was right there to see instead of just hearing about it.
“All the other visits I’ve taken there have been a lot of other recruits,” Walker said. “We had some one-on-one time with the coaches but not as much as we did this weekend. There were only a few of us and my parents got to interact with the coaches a lot.
“My in-home visit with Penn State on Thursday went really good,” he said. “That wasn’t the first time they came over so everybody was laughing, talking, and eating. It was pretty good. Most of the time when I talk to them it’s not about recruiting or anything like that.
“I just need to talk everything out with my family and see what happens,” said Walker. “I’m thinking about committing on Signing Day.”
Penn State was believed to have a slight lead heading into the weekend and it is unclear if Ohio State did enough to call them the leader at this point. Ohio State put their best foot forward over the weekend and the one-on-one time seems to have been impactful, especially for Walker’s parents. It is essentially neck and neck between the Buckeyes and Penn State so the conversations amongst the family will be key. Maryland and Virginia Tech are still involved with Walker.