Joe Moorhead updates status of RB signee Kareem Walker
Mississippi State opened fall camp Friday in Starkville, and running back signee Kareem Walker has yet to join the team. Walker is the last remaining signee in the 2019 recruiting class who isn’t practicing yet.
Following the first day of fall camp Friday, Moorhead was asked about Walker’s status and when the Bulldogs can expect him to join the team.
“Yes, he’s finishing up a few administrative items academically,” Moorhead said after practice. “It should be very, very early next week.”
Walker signed with Mississippi State following a season at Fort Scott Community College. The Wayne, New Jersey, native signed with Michigan during the 2016 recruiting cycle. He missed his first season in 2016 for academic issues, but he saw the field in 2017, rushing 20 times for 68 yards and one touchdown. Walker then transferred from Michigan to Fort Scott last August.
In 2018 at Fort Scott, Walker rushed 64 times for 207 yards and one touchdown.
“These people were very real and genuine in their concern for their athletes and not just focused on what you can do for us,” Walker wrote when he committed to Mississippi State. “Coach Moorehead was open and honest, Coach Huff is a tremendous coach and will be a great life mentor as well.”
Walker was rated a 4-star prospect and ranked as the nation’s No. 4 overall running back and the state of New Jersey’s No. 3 overall player, according to 247Sports Composite Rankings. He helped his New Jersey high school team to three straight national titles. He had ridiculous high school numbers — over 4,500 yards rushing and 55 touchdowns.
The Bulldogs are hoping he can rekindle some of that magic in Starkville.