Lincoln East offensive lineman Chris Walker received an offer from the Huskers on Jan. 6, 2017. Ten days later, he announced he was ready to be a Husker, confirming his commitment to Nebraska to The World-Herald on Jan. 16.
The Huskers lured Walker away from a previous commitment to Wyoming. Walker had been committed to the Cowboys since Nov. 2, with Spartans coach John Gingery telling The World-Herald that Walker was the "top guy" on Wyoming's recruiting board.
Walker said the Cowboys did nothing wrong during the process, but the lure of playing at his hometown school proved too much.
"Wyoming was good to me, and I was really honest with them," Walker said. "This is where I dreamed of playing."
It took just a week from getting an offer for Walker to take an official visit to NU, visiting the weekend of Jan. 13.
Walker was an All-Nebraska selection after his senior year, playing both sides of the ball for Lincoln East.
"He never came off the field for us," Gingery said. "He'd said 'Coach, I'm fine, I don't need the rest.' He's tough. Blue collar. Hard worker."
Walker helped lead Lincoln East to the Class A semifinals in 2016.
Walker, who benches 385 pounds, said the weight room was the highlight of his NU visit.
"I like the strength staff. A bunch of good dudes."
Currently a two-star prospect — don't be surprised if that adjusts upward — Walker becomes the 17th commitment in the class, and joins Matt Sichterman, Brenden Jaimes and Broc Bando as offensive line commitments.
He's the fourth in-state commitment, joining Bellevue West running back Jaylin Bradley, Aurora tight end Austin Allen, and Bando — who played two years at Lincoln Southeast before transferring to IMG Academy, but is still essentially an in-state commit.
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