Kareem Walker, a running back from DePaul Catholic High School (N.J.) rated by several recruiting services as the No. 1 high school running back in the nation, decommitted from the Ohio State Buckeyes Tuesday night, with the Arizona State Sun Devils a possible suitor.
I've decided to decommit pic.twitter.com/T6HZ77p4Bg— AlⓂ️ightyReem (@_KareemWalker) November 4, 2015
Walker reportedly visited ASU unofficially on July 20 and plans to make a second trip to Tempe in the near future, according to Scout.
According to multiple reports, the Michigan Wolverines are currently the favorite to land Walker following his decommitment.
In a statement released on Oct. 21 prior to his decommitment, Walker said he planned to take additional visits to the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Ole Miss Rebels, which both should be in Walker's short list of school's he considering with ASU, Ohio State and Michigan.
This is the latest statement from RB Kareem Walker, sent today, on where he's at and what visits he'll take pic.twitter.com/aBruV2KJ1i— Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) October 21, 2015
Walker stands 6-foot-1, 208 pounds and has reminded observers of Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch. Here's a recent highlight reel of Walker at DePaul Catholic this season:
Here's Walker's rankings from various recruiting services:
ASU is fresh off a huge victory in recruiting after the Sun Devils received a commitment from Chandler High wide receiver N'Keal Harry, a five-star prospect widely considered as Arizona's top high school prospect, on Monday. Harry's commitment already opened a possibility of a chain reaction of touted local recruits joining ASU, with four-star Arizona prospects Chase Lucas and Byron Murphy likely following Harry.
[UPDATE, 8:31 p.m.] Looks like Walker is indeed still interested in ASU following his decommitment and plans to follow through with his intent to visit Tempe:
Nation's No. 2 RB recruit Kareem Walker is planning an official visit to ASU for its game against Arizona after Ohio State decommitment.— SunDevilSource.com (@SunDevilSource) November 4, 2015