Elizabeth Star ATH Walker Adds Rutgers Offer

Elizabeth (N.J.) athlete Phillip Walker added a Rutgers verbal scholarship offer this weekend after a Saturday visit to campus. Walker holds two scholarship offers and spoke about receiving one from his home-state university with ScarletReport.com.

Elizabeth (N.J.) athlete Phillip Walker received a verbal scholarship offer from Rutgers Saturday while on an unofficial visit to campus. Walker is familiar with Rutgers from his near state title win at High Point Solutions Stadium this year and watching linebacker Khaseem Greene, who is also from Elizabeth.

"It was great to hear from my home state of New Jersey," Walker said. "It's a big honor. That just made a big difference from a lot of schools because it's right in New Jersey and everything like that. It feels good."

Walker spent the Saturday practice watching Greene work with the linebackers. He also kept an eye on the quarterbacks, his desired college position.

Walker received his offer from Rutgers as an athlete and could end up playing anywhere from quarterback, to cornerback to linebacker.

"It was a great experience," Walker said. "It was wonderful. I enjoyed my time out there and got a very good feel. ... It's always exciting to see [Greene] out there. He's a big-time player. He makes a lot of plays. He's a very good player."

The idea of being the next Elizabeth star at Rutgers, following in Greene's footsteps, is enticing to Walker, he said.

"I've thought about it," he said. "It's something I've considered. If I came to Rutgers, I could be the next. You never know, but it would be big for Elizabeth."

Walker has had an offer from Temple and added Connecticut today. He has no immediate plans to visit either school and does not expect to commit anywhere in the near future.

"This is great," Walker said. "It's just wonderful just to know I have options for all the schools to play football. I've wanted it my whole life."

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