Kentucky dips into Baltimore for Walker

Our Lady of Good Counsel (Olney, Md.) safety Kobie Walker is set to play in the Southeastern Conference for Kentucky, the Louisville (Ky.) Courier-Journal reports.

"I don't think anybody has ever come out of Baltimore to commit to Kentucky," he said. "I feel good. It started a trend to hopefully get some more guys out of the area and my schools to go there."

Walker selected the Wildcats over scholarship offers from Boston College, Hawaii, Miami (Fla.), North Carolina State, Oklahoma State, Old Dominion, Rutgers, Syracuse and Wisconsin.

Other programs, including East Carolina, Maryland, Virginia Tech and West Virginia, recruited the 6-foot-3, 188-pound prospect.

"As soon as I stepped on campus, I fell in love," Walker said of his visit to Lexington, Ky., for the Blue-White spring game. "The fans, the coaching, the players that are already there showed a lot of love to me. My dad and I liked it."

Walker registered a 4.75-second 40-yard dash, 4.45-second 20-yard shuttle and 30-inch vertical at this year's National Under Armour Combine in Orlando.

Kentucky has seven players on board for 2014, including five from Ohio and in-state ESPN 150 quarterback Drew Barker (Hebron, Ky./Conner).