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FSU four-star recruit cleared by NCAA

DeMarcus Walker

While uncertainty still abound when it comes to one high-profile member of Florida State’s 2013 recruiting class, another has seen his status clarified in a positive way by an arm of the NCAA.

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.

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10 Responses to “FSU four-star recruit cleared by NCAA”
  1. canetic says: May 17, 2013 6:50 PM

    Now that he’s officially part of the team it must be a relief for him to be able to request his transfer now.

  2. scalpemseminoles says: May 17, 2013 9:31 PM

    i saw he was a five star before he decommitted from bama…

  3. jimmy53 says: May 17, 2013 10:37 PM

    scalpemseminoles: SO TRUE!

    Canetic: I didn’t now there were any canes fans left! Let me guess—you’ve never been to a game, and probably graduated from Boise State. FSU: 12 wins–ACC Championship—BCS win. Canes: lawsuits and anonymity. No one cares about you anymore….

  4. barkleyblows says: May 18, 2013 12:11 AM

    Contribute immediately??

    Let’s just hope this guy keeps his grades up to play!

  5. bigdinla says: May 18, 2013 12:18 AM

    As an Alabama fan, I wish him the next. Pruitt I hope gets shingles.

  6. canetic says: May 18, 2013 4:33 AM

    Jimmy53 — I went to the U. In fact, my first game as a student was a 31-0 beatdown of “#1″ FSU in the OB. Followed by many, many, many, many more beatdowns. I’m sure you remember them. The Canes are America’s team. The Noles are and will always be America’s disappointment.

  7. realphinsfan says: May 18, 2013 4:36 PM

    And in the blue corner, a school that hasn’t been relevant in the last 10 years……..THE U!

    Oh wait……….was that line supposed to be for FSU? I can’t remember. Oh well.

  8. teambringitstrong says: May 18, 2013 8:05 PM

    canetic says: May 18, 2013 4:33 AM

    Jimmy53 — I went to the U. In fact, my first game as a student was a 31-0 beatdown of “#1″ FSU in the OB. Followed by many, many, many, many more beatdowns. I’m sure you remember them. The Canes are America’s team. The Noles are and will always be America’s disappointment.
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    Ur post has more lies in it than a GOP debate. Lay off the Dade County ish!!! It’s making your brain null and void, boy.

  9. atrain413 says: May 19, 2013 1:46 AM

    The only part of America that considers “the U” to be America’s Team are those Americans that are either locked up behind bars or have multiple felonies, like most of “the u” former players. Although most of Miami’s fans have not only never attended the school, most of them couldn’t find Miami on a map or even spell “Miami”. So Jimmy53, put down your phone and get back to work, the burgers won’t flip themselves and my fries are about done.

  10. canehouse says: May 20, 2013 3:56 PM

    Not sure that we are really America’s team… but I travel all over the country… and I see more “U” gear than any other university. Maybe it’s that the “U” has one of the most recognizable brands in any sport??

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