Has the Pack Offered Walker?

Pack Pride has the latest on Bethel (VA) cornerback Rijo Walker after his recent visit to NC State.

Hampton (VA) Bethel cornerback Rijo Walker attended NC State's spring game in April and left with nothing but good things to say about the Wolfpack. Does he have an offer?

Walker said the Pack offered him earlier in the recruiting process, but the situation may be more complex.

"I went down there for the spring game on April 18," he said. "I liked it. I saw all the facilities and the stadium and all that stuff. It looked real nice. Everything looked real professional there.

"I talked with most of the coaches -- especially coach Willis and coach Reed. We were just talking about my status and where I rank on their list. We had some good one-on-one time.

"They said that I'm a priority but they're not recruiting too many corners right now. If they need one I'm gonna be the first they come to, though."

So that question remains -- does Walker have an offer?

"Well, I have the offer out there," he said. "They just don't want me to get settled on their school when they may not really need me. They're telling em to keep all my options open.

"They could have easily hid that. I could have committed there and ended up not being need. I just appreciate the honesty."

Despite the fact that cornerback does not appear to be a huge need for NC State in the class of 2010, Walker remains interested in the school.

"Oh yeah, I'm very much interested. They're one of the schools at the top for me."

The 5-10, 170-pound corner visited Virginia a few weeks ago, and Virginia Tech last week for the Hokies' spring game.

"UVa went well," he recalled. "Virginia Tech was okay. I have another offer -- from East Carolina. Right now those (NC State and ECU) are my only two. I've never been to ECU, but I'm planning on visiting down there just to see how it is and if I like it down there.

Walker went on to say his three current favorites are UVa, Duke and NC State.

"I want to wait it out as long as possible to make sure I don't miss any opportunities. I'm just going to wait it out."

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