Western Kentucky lands three football commitments in 24 hours; all three were official visitors last weekend

Western Kentucky football coach Jeff Brohm now has 22 verbal commitments in the Class of 2016 after the Hilltoppers landed three in 24 hours. Chris Johnson, Gaej Walker and Tyler Witt all visited WKU officially last weekend and all three committed.

It was a big weekend for Western Kentucky football.

The Toppers got back to practice for next week's Miami Beach Bowl and topped off a big recruiting weekend with three commitments in less than 24 hours starting on Saunday afternoon.

Gulf Coast, Miss., Community College defensive tackle Chris Johnson, Joliet, Ill., Catholic offensive lineman Tyler Witt and Gibsonton, Fla., East Bay High School athlete Gaej Walker all three gave WKU coach Jeff Brohm a verbal commitment.

Western Kentucky now has 22 commits in the Class of 2016.

The 6-foot-3, 270-pound Witt landed an offer from WKU on his offiical visit and talked things over with his parents on Sunday night, saying he knew it was the place for him.

"It was awesome," Witt said of his trip to Bowling Green. "It reminded me of my hometown and I really liked that."

Witt picked the Toppers over Air Force and Columbia and said he plans on majoring in engineering. He also had looks from Dartmouth, Western Illinois and several other schools.

Walker is a 6-foot, 180-pound running back, who could also play defense at the next level, and picked the Toppers over Middle Tennessee State, Bethune Cookman, North Dakota State, Georgia Southern and Appalachian State.

As a senior, Walker had more than 500 yards rushing and four interceptions for a 6-4 team.

The 6-2, 290-pound Johnson is a defensive tackle who will help add some needed depth on the defensive front. He had 37 tackles, including two sacks and six tackles for a loss, as a sophomore at Gulf Coast Community College.

Johnson also considered Troy and Texas State. He will sign this week and enroll at Western in January.

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