TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- DeMarcus Walker, who enrolled as a true freshman at Florida State University in January, was officially cleared for college football competition by the NCAA Friday.
Walker, a four-star prospect and one of the nation's top defensive ends in the 2013 class coming out of Sandalwood High School in Jacksonville, Fla., had spent the duration of spring practices watching his new teammates and coaches from the sidelines while waiting to be officially cleared.
Consensus 4-star recruit who was committed to Alabama before enrolling at Florida State in the spring of 2013...US Army All-American...invited to "The Opening" on the Nike campus...247Sports 38th-ranked player in the nation...member of the ESPN 150 (No. 40)...Rivals 100 member (No. 57)...PrepStar Top 150 Dream Team (No. 38)...ranked as one of the top five defensive tackle prospects in the nation by Rivals, ESPN and 247Sports...Scout.com lists Walker as the No. 7 defensive tackle in the 2013 class and PrepStar has him one spot higher at No. 6...listed as the sixth-best player in Florida by Rivals, the eight-best by 247Sports and the 11th-best by ESPN...Florida Times-Union Super 11 and Super 24 selection...second-team AP All-State in 2012...named AP All-State first team in 2011 and first team all-area by the Florida Times-Union after registering 14 sacks and 24 TFL as a junior...has a vertical of 31 inches and a 40 time of 5.04 according to Rivals...chose FSU over offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Miami and USC among others.
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