UK Coach Mark Stoops added the second player to his recruiting class of 2015 on Wednesday with the commitment of Florida defensive back Marcus Walker.
ESPN ranks Walker — a 6-foot, 175-pounder from Lake Wales, Fla. — as the No. 12 safety and No. 222 overall player in the junior class, making him a four-star prospect. Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports all have him as a three-star recruit.
Walker also had reported offers from Florida, Vanderbilt, Central Florida, Duke and several others. Vandy was long seen as UK’s main competition for his commitment.
The addition of Walker is likely to help UK with another top recruit in the Class of 2015. He is high school teammates with Luke Hiers, who is ranked by ESPN as the No. 1 offensive center in the class.
Miami and Mississippi State are among the other schools that have offered Hiers, who was thought to be leaning toward UK even before Walker’s commitment.
Rivals ranks Hiers as a four-star prospect and the No. 209 overall recruit in the junior class.
UK already had a commitment for the Class of 2015 from three-star athlete Montrell Custis.
|Montrell Custis||ATH||6-0||185||Hampton, Ga.||***||***||***||****|
|Marcus Walker||S||6-0||175||Lake Wales, Fla.||***||***||****||***|