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Nebraska Football: Offensive Tackle Chris Walker Is Officially A Cornhusker

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The Lincoln East OT will be heading across town to play for his hometown school.

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When you are from Nebraska and play high school football, you want to be playing in Memorial Stadium with a red letter N on your helmet. Chris Walker had that dream, and now he gets to live it. The Lincoln East student has filled out his Letter of Intent and sent it back across town to North Stadium. He is now a member of the Nebraska Cornhuskers Class of ‘17.

Walker is the 128th-ranked offensive tackle in the 2017 class, according to the 247Sports national composite. He is the 2nd-ranked player in the state of Nebraska, meaning that the Huskers will get the top 2 players in the state to Lincoln.

Walker was committed to Wyoming until January 16, when he committed to the Huskers. Besides those schools, Walker had offers from Ohio, South Dakota and South Dakota State. Nebraska was his only Power 5 offer.

Expectation: With the loss of Foster Sarell, Walker fills the last spot at OL for Nebraska in this cycle. He’ll be a project and will more than likely redshirt this upcoming season. His size is very good, but he’ll have to fix some issues to get on the field for Nebraska. Even with that, you’d rather have this kid on your team and take time to develop to someone that contributes.