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UNC 'Up There' for Four-Star Offensive Tackle Rasheed Walker

Rasheed Walker could return to Chapel Hill in a month.

Four-star offensive lineman Rasheed Walker made his first visit to North Carolina late last month. He was in town for the Heels' first junior day. The experience made quite an impact on the 6-foot-5, 280-pounder from Waldorf (Md.) North Point.

"It's one of my favorites, but I don't have a top five or anything like that," Walker said. "But, it's up there, though.

"It was a real nice place and a real good experience. I liked the atmosphere up there."

Besides UNC, Walker has visited Ohio State, Penn State, Rutgers, and he's made a few trips to nearby Maryland. 

This coming weekend, Walker is scheduled to visit Virginia Tech. His calendar also lists a return to Ohio State on Feb. 25. Although plans have yet to be finalized, he's strongly considering returning to UNC on March 4 for the Tar Heels' exclusive junior day, which will include the UNC-Duke basketball game.

"I think [the UNC-Duke basketball game] is going to be really exciting," Walker said. "I think it's going to be a real good experience, because I haven't really been to a college basketball game. I think it will be pretty intense, especially a big rivalry game like UNC and Duke."

UNC's January junior day began with lunch, an address from Larry Fedora, and then a tour of UNC's facilities. During the tour, Walker saw the locker room, weight room, and academic support center.

"It was a real nice place, but I didn't get to see everything, because we didn't have that much time," Walker said. "But, from what I saw, I really liked it."

Also during his stay, Walker met individually with Fedora.

"He was telling me about the university and how they really needed me down there," Walker said. "And he was telling me about the history of the university and how they run things."

Walker also met with Chris Kapilovic, UNC's offensive line coach. If it wasn't Walker's first conversation with Kap, it was his second. Thus, it was more of an introduction meeting.

"He was asking about my family and my dad a lot," Walker said. "He was asking me what I wanted to do after I graduated college. And he basically told me how much he wanted me, too."

According to Walker, he's being recruited to play left tackle by Kapilovic. Walker plays right tackle for North Point, which features a left-handed quarterback.


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