Washington State added a standout high school edge rusher to its 2020 recruiting class Monday morning, receiving a commitment from Florida’s Johnny Walker.
The Chamberlain High (Tampa Bay) defensive lineman is listed as a three-star prospect by 247sports.com and though he doesn’t list any Pac-12 offers, Walker had interest from a handful of Power Five schools out east.
In addition to WSU, Walker was offered by Boston College, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Kansas State, Maryland, Miami, Missouri, and Nebraska. Mid-major power UCF also offered the weak-side defensive end.
Walker, who’s listed at 6-foot-3 and 2-4 pounds, was dominant as a high school junior, compiling some mind-numbing stats over just nine games at Chamberlain. According to MaxPreps, he totaled 48 tackles, 20 tackles-for-loss and 13 sacks. Walker was also credited for a forced fumble in 2018 and earned honorable mention all-state in Florida’s 6A classification.
The year prior, Walker had 22 tackles, one tackle-for-loss and one sack – that production coming in just six games for the Chiefs.
Per 247sports.com, Walker is the nation’s No. 30 WDE and the 104th-ranked recruit in the state of Florida. He’s the 11th commit in the 2020 recruiting class and the second defensive line pledge, joining Avon, Indiana, defensive tackle Nathaniel James.
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