It was another Big Ten battle for a Maryland star without Maryland itself involved. This time the Penn State came out on top.
North Point (Md.) offensive tackle Rasheed Walker committed to the Nittany Lions on National Signing Day, choosing Penn State ahead of scholarship offers from Ohio State, Virginia Tech and some 24 other programs.
Walker made the announcement in a press conference from North Point, which is soon to count the Army All-American as one of its most notable football alumni.
As for the 6-foot-6, 300-pound lineman’s natural gifts, there are simply no denying them. Already blessed with near NFL size, Walker seems primed for three or four years of experience and time in the weight room followed by a night in April wearing a suit and waiting for an NFL general manager to give him a call.
There’s plenty of work to be done before then. Now everyone knows for Walker it will take place in Happy Valley.