The Virginia football program bookended the weekend with double commitments on each side of the break. After picking up two recruits on Friday, the Cavaliers added their second commitment Monday with cornerback Keandre Walker.
The North Carolina prospect announced his choice on Twitter, joining running back Noah Vaughn on the class of 2023 list Monday.
Let’s ride!⚔️ pic.twitter.com/LIez5Uogw6
— Keandre Walker (@DreWalker02) June 27, 2022
East Lincoln High School played Walker at both cornerback and receiver.
At 6’2”, 180 pounds per his Hudl profile, Walker brings good size to the position that could allow him to match up with tall, athletic receivers at the college level. He showed good ball skills at East Lincoln last season with 5 interceptions and 4 receiving touchdowns. In total per MaxPreps.com, Walker had 13 tackles on defense and 20 catches for 326 yards on offense.
UVA has recruited him initially as a corner. That gives the Hoos two defensive backs so far in this recruiting cycle as they address an area of need. They took no commitments from defensive backs in the 2022 class. Jarvis Lee out of Clay High School in Florida pledged to the program earlier in June.
Walker first reported the Virginia offer on June 16 and he visited the following weekend. That makes this another quick turnaround in the class as Vaughn, who also committed Monday, and tight end TeKai Kirby also made decisions shortly after offers from and visits to UVA. Walker had other offers from Air force, JMU, Furman, and more. He is unrated by 247Sports currently.
The Hoos are up to nine commitments so far in the 2023 class. Walker and Vaughn joined the list on Monday, while Kirby and Rodney Lora (DL) provided the matching two-commit bookend on Friday. Miles Greene (DL), Donte Hawthorne (RB), Jarvis Lee (DB), Cole Surber (OL), and Amare Thomas (WR) round out the commitment list for now.