Sep 14, 2013; Greenville, NC, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies head coach Frank Beamer during the first half against the East Carolina Pirates at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

Virginia Tech Football Recruiting: Hokies Land Defensive Tackle Ricky Walker

After dropping their first game of the season to Alabama, the Virginia Tech Hokies have won five straight games are not only doing well on the field, but are winning on the recruiting trail as well.

On Sunday, the Hokies landed 2014 three-star defensive tackle Ricky Walker who is rated by the 247Sports composite rankings as the No. 28 overall defensive tackle in the nation.

The Hampton, VA native chose the Hokies over Nebraska, Boston College and Georgia Tech, among others.

At 6’2, 275 pounds, Walker does not have elite size or speed (5.0 forty-yard dash), but he does have a quick first step and explosiveness off of the football and a work ethic in the trenches that will be needed in the ACC.

Walker is commitment No. 21 for Virginia Tech and is the only defensive tackle currently committed to Head Coach Frank Beamer and company.

The addition of Walker now puts the Hokies with the 21st best recruiting class in the country and fifth overall in the ACC.

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