Early Word on Wayne (N.J.) DePaul Catholic running back Kareem Walker's Michigan visit.

One of the biggest recruiting developments of the weekend was Wayne (N.J.) DePaul Catholic running back Kareem Walker taking an official visit to Michigan. The Ohio State commitment made it very clear while he wasn’t just there for the free trip.

Kareem Walker pledged to Ohio State almost a year ago, but these days in recruiting time before signing day is just an opportunity for another school to change a youngster’s mind.  That’s what Michigan is attempting to do in Walker’s case, and according to Scout.com’s Briand Dohn the Wolverines have a legitimate shot.

 “We always knew he was going to look around even after he committed to Ohio State,” said Dohn.  “Michigan has a huge presence in New Jersey, and now when you look the way they’ve started the season and the type of ball they’re playing… it’s going to pique his curiosity and his interest.  And keep in mind he is tight with Rashan Gary and a couple of other kids committed out of New Jersey in the class.”

Michigan running backs coach Tyrone Wheatley was in the Garden State at Walker’s game Friday night demonstrating just how much of a priority he is for the Maize & Blue.  Walker returned the favor the next day.  The time in Ann Arbor gave the five-star runner had a firsthand opportunity to observe how the former Wolverine great utilizes his tailbacks.

It was clear that Walker liked what he saw.

For much more on his visit check out The Michigan Insider’s Kareem Walker Intel Report.

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