Signing Day Capsule: RB Kareem Walker

Get to know 2016 Michigan running back signee Kareem Walker on national signing day.



Originally committed to Ohio State during the National Championship game in 2014, Walker took a seemingly surprise official visit to Michigan in October. With his recruitment on rocky ground with the Buckeyes, he decommitted from Ohio State in November with the Wolverines appearing to have the upper hand on his recruitment. After official visits were taken, Walker would decide between finalists Florida State and U-M with Walker eventually committing the Wolverines in December. After participating in the Under Armour All American game, Walker enrolled early in Ann Arbor.


"Walker runs well between the tackles and is explosive through the hole. He runs with a low center of gravity and is difficult to bring down on first contact. He can get to the edge but needs to improve on finding the hole when the play isn't blocked well in front of him." -- Brian Dohn


"When I committed to Michigan I knew coach Harbaugh and coach Wheatley put me in the best position to be successful," Walker said. "So if the best position is the first game to be the starting running back, then that's the best position that they feel. I trust those guys 100 percent to put me in the best position to be successful and have the best career that I can have. If I start, I'll start. If not, I'm definitely looking forward to a lot of playing time."


With no one really taking charge of the running back depth chart last season, Walker has an excellent chance of coming in and competing right away. Of course, having an entire spring to practice with the team and learn the playbook puts him in a great situation to do just that.

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