3-star DT Josh Walker elated with Nebraska offer; Kurt Warner’s son, Kade, down to 2 schools
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Walker high on Nebraska
After talking with coach Mike Riley last week and recently getting an offer from Nebraska, 3-star defensive tackle Josh Walker told Land of 10 on Tuesday the Huskers are currently his top school.
Walker, the No. 46 tackle in the 2018 class and an IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) product, said Nebraska is atop his 14 other offers for one reason: relationships.
“They’re probably my top school right now, probably because of the relationship I have with coach Riley,” Walker said. “Just talking to him the past couple of weeks has been great.”
Walker said he’s going to try to make it up to Lincoln for a visit on April 15 for the spring game.
After talking with Riley a few times, Walker received a call last week from the head coach, who offered a scholarship — much to Walker’s surprise.
“When I got it I was like, ‘Is this really happening?’ This is one of my top schools,” Walker said.
The 6-foot-2, 285-pound lineman does not have any connections to Nebraska and said he’s excited about trying to visit Lincoln and look more into the facilities and the academics.
Walker also has offers from Michigan State, Notre Dame, North Carolina, Northwestern and Pittsburgh. He also said he recently got offers from Vanderbilt and Memphis.
He plans on trying to go to one or two spring games, he said. Notre Dame and North Carolina are two schools trying hard to get Walker to visit for their spring games, Walker said.
Kade Warner down to two schools
Land of 10 sources said on Tuesday that Kade Warner, son of Hall of Fame QB Kurt Warner, is between two schools after his visit to Nebraska this weekend. Warner will announce his commitment to either Nebraska or Arizona State this week, a source said.
Warner is a 2-star wide receiver from Scottsdale, Ariz. He does not have an offer from the Huskers, or any other FBS school. He’d be a walk-on receiver wherever he lands.
Warner is Arizona’s all-time leader in high school pass receptions and spoke with Land of 10’s Sean Keeler last week.
If Warner does commit, Nebraska’s 2017 recruiting class would have the sons of Warner, former LSU head coach Les Miles and Keyshawn Johnson, the No. 1 overall pick in the 1996 NFL Draft and a three-time Pro Bowl player.
Make an offer
It is offer season for the 2018 class.
Nebraska’s most recent was on Tuesday to 4-star running back Keaontay Ingram.
Blessed to receive an offer from Nebraska !!!! ?? pic.twitter.com/1jgZGkNzGH
— keaontay ingram (@keaontay_ingram) February 14, 2017
Ingram is the No. 19 running back in the 2018 class and has 20 offers, including from Texas, Arkansas, Baylor, Iowa State and Michigan. He is scheduled to participate in Oklahoma’s junior day on Feb. 19.
Nebraska also offered 5-star wide receiver Terrace Marshall Jr.
— Terrace Marshall Jr. (@TerraceMJR) February 14, 2017
Marshall is the No. 3 receiver in the 2018 class and No. 1 prospect out of Louisiana. Marshall has 23 other offers, including from LSU, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, TCU and Mississippi State.
Nebraska also recently offered 2019 offensive tackle Enokk Vimahi.
— Enokk Vimahi (@enokkvimahi) February 11, 2017
Vimahi doesn’t have any stars yet, but the 6-foot-5, 270-pound tackle has other offers from Hawaii, BYU and Fresno State.
One recruit Nebraska recently offered that’s starting to blow up is 3-star wide receiver Tommy Bush. Nebraska offered Bush on Feb. 9.
— Tommy Bush (@TheTommyBush11) February 10, 2017
Since that day, Bush has received offers from Minnesota, Oregon, LSU, Miami, Georgia, Auburn, Missouri, Tennessee and Oklahoma.
He is the No. 59 receiver in the 2018 class and No. 44 recruit out of Texas.