Arizona Wildcats football: UA lands commitment from 4-star offensive tackle

2014-04-26T17:28:00Z 2014-04-26T17:57:45Z Arizona Wildcats football: UA lands commitment from 4-star offensive tackleDaniel Berk Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Early this morning, a few minutes after 6, Matt Dudek, Arizona's director of on-campus recruiting and player personnel got UA fans excited with a 14-word tweet.

"Woke up hyped!!! I think today is going to be a big day. #staytuned," Dudek wrote.

He wasn't lying. 

The Wildcats landed a commitment early this evening from Keenan Walker, a four-star offensive tackle from Scottsdale Chaparral High School. Walker, listed at 6-feet-6-inches and 280 pounds, is ranked as the ninth best offensive tackle prospect in the country by the recruiting service.

The offensive tackle took to his Twitter account to make the news official:

Walker held offers from — get this — Arizona State, Nebraska, Ohio State, Texas, Texas A&M, UCLA, USC and others. He's expected to be on campus tonight for an unofficial visit.

Former Chaparral head coach and current UA tight ends coach Charlie Ragle served as the lead recruiter for Walker. has Walker ranked as the 152nd best prospect in the country and the 17th best offensive lineman. Walker is the fifth member of the 2015 recruiting class to commit to the UA and third from the state of Arizona.

He's the first four-star prospect of the class. All five of the UA's commitments are from either Arizona or California. 

It's the second straight year the Wildcats have landed a big-time commitment from Chaparral. Last year it was tight end Trevor Wood, who pledged to Arizona over offers from Alabama, Michigan, Oregon and others. 

Here is a link to Walker's highlights on his Hudl page. 

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Daniel Berk began covering UA football in 2013 after spending two-plus years as the Star's high school sports coordinator. Previously, he served as the sports editor and NAU beat writer for the Arizona Daily Sun in Flagstaff for three years.

A University of Kansas graduate and St. Louis native, Berk is still getting used to 350 days of sunshine, the relentless "dry heat" of the summer and the fact that Tucson doesn't have a real hockey rink.

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