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UNC recruiting: Tar Heels offer 2018 Offensive tackle Rasheed Walker

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After offering 2018 wide receiver Kevin Austin and safety Randy Russell, UNC continued their efforts by also extending an offer to offensive tackle Rasheed Walker.

Walker was initially convinced he would be a defensive end, but at 6-foot-five, 280 pounds, his growing wingspan made him an ideal candidate to play at tackle. Now he is considered to be a four-star recruit and the No. 261 talent in the 2018 class. He is the No. 20 offensive tackle and also the ninth-best player out of his home state of Maryland.

ESPN has some great things to say about him:

Walker is a tall, athletic offensive lineman with lots of upside. Once he adds bulk and polish, he will develop into a quality Power 5 offensive lineman. Overall, there's a lot to like about him.

North Carolina has show interest in him for months now, and their offer puts them in contention with Maryland, Howard, Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech, Florida and West Virginia. Right now it seems that the Terrapins have the upper hand, since he comes from a the nearby town of Waldorf and they were his first offer. Still, it will be a long time before he makes any decisions.