Top-ranked running back Kareem Walker to visit Michigan


Kareem Walker is the No. 1 ranked running back in the country and committed to Ohio State, but this weekend he’ll be in Ann Arbor visiting Michigan.

Walker has been committed to Ohio State since January, but that hasn't stopped other teams, including Michigan, from coming after him.

Walker had some second thoughts about his commitment a few months back, but those concerns seemed to have died down. According to a source, Michigan has been recruiting Walker heavily for the past few months, finally convincing the ESPN 300 back to visit for the Wolverines' game against Northwestern.

The Michigan staff has done a good job recruiting so far, but still is missing that elite, big back to lead coach Jim Harbaugh's offense. Walker, ranked No. 22 overall in his class, would fill that void.

Michigan is also bringing in Walker's teammate, Nebraska commit Quayshon Alexander, for a visit this weekend.

It's not known yet if Michigan will succeed in flipping Walker, but getting him to take a visit definitely will create some waves on the recruiting trail.

Harbaugh and Ohio State coach Urban Meyer haven't grappled too much yet over a recruit, but this could turn out to be a war if Walker reconsiders his commitment after the visit.

The Wolverines currently have the No. 10-ranked 2016 recruiting class, featuring seven ESPN 300 recruits, including running back Matt Falcon.