Highly touted safety commits to UK for 2015

 Posted by at 5:21 PM on January 8, 2014
Jan 082014
Marcus Walker

Marcus Walker

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.

UK’s recruiting class of 2015
Player Pos Ht Wt Hometown Rivals Scout ESPN 24/7
Montrell Custis ATH 6-0 185 Hampton, Ga. *** *** *** ****
Marcus Walker S 6-0 175 Lake Wales, Fla. *** *** **** ***



  One Response to “Highly touted safety commits to UK for 2015”

  1. Welcome to Kentucky Marcus! I think you are going to be part of something special! Kentucky is loading up and should be a top contender pretty soon. Stoops is a special coach with a excellent staff. The fans here are amazing. They are so hungry for a great team that
    guys like you will be rock stars in this town. By the way, I think you are going to love Lexington as well. You will get a good education at UK and love the SEC atmosphere. Again, welcome!

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