By LARRY VAUGHT
Kentucky has added another football commit as three-stay Maryland safety Kobie Walker (@BeyondBelief on Twitter) announced on Twitter Monday night that he was joining the Wildcats.
One source called him a “big-time linebacker” and indicated there would be more commitments coming soon. The 6-3, 205-pound Walker is one of the players that Conner quarterback Drew Barker said he planned to call after he verbally committed to UK last week.
Walker plays at Our Lady Good Counsel High School in Olney, Md., one of the top football programs in the nation most years. It also shows that new UK coach Mark Stoops is going to continue to extend UK’s recruiting reach different ways but still stay within a reasonable drive time to Kentucky to make it more attractive to recruits.
“Walker is a big time athlete for the UK defense and is probably way better than what he is rated,” the source said.
He is ranked 36th nationally at his position by Rivals.com. He had scholarship offers from Arizona, Boston College, Oklahoma State, North Carolina State, Rutgers and Miami (Fla.).
Walker joins Barker along with five Ohio players — defensive end Tymere Dubose, linebacker Dorian Hendrix, running back Mikel Horton, tight end Darryl Long and receiver Thaddus Snodgrass — in UK”s 2014 recruiting class.