Rutgers Continues to Impress 2016 RB Walker

Kareem Walker of Wayne (N.J.) DePaul Catholic is already a national recruit. He returned to where his recruitment started for a Saturday visit, and detailed his day at Rutgers with ScarletReport.com.

Déjà vu was the feeling for Wayne (N.J.) DePaul Catholic 2016 running back Kareem Walker on his Saturday visit to Rutgers.

Quickly rising as one of the top juniors in the region, Walker was back where his recruitment began last August and excited to see Rutgers again. The Scarlet Knights and head coach Kyle Flood were first to offer Walker, whose offer list now includes Alabama, Auburn, Ohio State, Notre Dame and more.

"It's been a blessing," Walker said. "I think it's so funny. When I went there today, I was in coach Flood's office sitting in the same spot that I was when I first got my offer. It was really funny being in the same place where such a big moment happened for me."

Walker's stock continues to soar with national exposure. Rutgers getting in first and building relationships early puts the program on equal footing with any other school that could offer, he said.

"It was great because when I'm at Rutgers, I felt like home," Walker said. "I like all of the coaches there. Nothing really changed from when I was a freshman visiting there. I still like it the same way."

Walker specifically enjoyed a position meeting with the running backs alongside other prospects, players and coaches.

"The coaches took us in a room and went over what running backs are going to do," Walker said. "That was the best part of the day. We just talked about all of the running backs that they coached up. They were showing us clips of blocking and how important it is. Blocking is something that's not hard to me. That's what I do now. I was kind of used to it, so I liked that he did show us that."

Walker watched the first college basketball game of his life – a 70-66 Cincinnati win over Rutgers that went down to the final seconds. He did so while sitting next to Scotch Plains Fanwood defensive tackle Rashan Gary, who is already a five-star prospect and contender for top prospect in the country.

"It was good meeting him," Walker said. "He knew who I was and I knew who he was. We just talked about Rutgers and recruiting and if we're going to any of the same camps in the spring time. It was good."


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