Nov 15, 2012; Charlottesville, VA, USA; A mouthpiece sits on a North Carolina Tar Heel helmet prior to a game against the Virginia Cavaliers at Scott Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rafael Suanes-USA TODAY Sports

Illinois Football Recruiting: Ricky Walker Visits North Carolina

2014 defensive tackle Ricky Walker unofficially visited the North Carolina Tar Heels on March 9th.

Walker has offers from thirteen teams. The teams to have offer at him include: Boston College, Illinois, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Old Dominion, Penn State, Virginia Tech, Connecticut, Louisiana-Lafayette, Maryland, North Carolina State, Ole Miss, and Wisconsin.

He has not received offers, but is receiving interest from Cincinnati, Duke, Michigan State, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Walker is a 6’2″, 275 pound defensive tackle from Hampton, Virginia. He is currently a junior at Bethel High School.

The Bethel Bruins made it to the Class 6 Virginia State Playoffs. The #4 Bruins lost to #5 Western Branch High School, 21-23, in the first round.

As a junior in 2012, Walker earned the honor of Peninsula District Defensive Player of the Year.

For Illinois, Walker is being recruited by defensive coordinator, Tim Banks. He is also being recruited by Randy Jordan of the North Carolina Tar Heels, Marc Bacote of the Old Dominion Monarchs, Charles London of the Penn State Nittany Lions, Cornell Brown of theVirginia Tech Hokies, and Lonnie Galloway of the West Virginia Mountaineers.

The four-star recruit is currently ranked 13th in the state of Virginia and 18th among defensive tackles by 247Sports.

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