FSU announced Friday that defensive end DeMarcus Walker has been cleared by the NCAA Clearinghouse following months of uncertainty. Walker was an early enrollee at FSU but did not participate in spring practice due to the Clearinghouse issue.
Reportedly, the issue stemmed from an online course he had taken in high school.
“Nole Nation I just got the best news ever I’m cleared academically now,” Walker wrote in a tweet posted to his Twitter account. “I swear ever(y) school on the schedule is in trouble now. #FEAR THE SPEAR.”
Walker was a four-star member of FSU’s recruiting class this year, rated as the No. 5 strongside defensive end in the country and the No. 11 player at any position in the state of Florida. He was rated by Rivals.com as the No. 57 player in the country.
In part because of attrition and in part because of his talent, Walker is expected to contribute immediately to the Seminoles’ line rotation.