RANKINGS: Ranked as the No. 10 player in the state of Virginia by The Roanoke Times … Listed as the No. 19 defensive tackle in the nation and the No. 9 prospect in Virginia by Rivals … Ranked as the No. 25 defensive tackle in the country and the No. 11 player in his state by 247Sports … Listed as the No. 38 defensive tackle in the country by Scout … Ranked as the No. 299 overall player in the country, the No. 23 defensive tackle in the country, the No. 31 player in his region and the No. 11 player in the state by ESPN Recruiting Nation.

THE VITALS: Committed to the Hokies on 10/6/2013 … A member of the ESPN300 … A Semper Fidelis All-America Game selection … A second-team 6A all-state selection by VirginiaPreps at offensive lineman … A Newport News Daily Press All-Star two straight years … Missed two games his senior season due to injury … Recorded 73 tackles, including 15 for loss and 11 sacks, his final season … A first-team All-757 selection by Recruit757.com … Had 70 tackles and 11 sacks as a junior … Recruited by Cornell Brown. 

PERSONAL: Born April 18, 1996, in Newport News, VA … Son of Richard Walker, Sr., and Asia Garcia … Has an older brother, a younger brother, and two younger sisters … Contemplated major is business.

WHY HE CHOSE TECH: “It felt like the best spot for me. It felt comfortable. There’s a great family environment there. The coaches are great, and they have a great program there.”

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