When Kareem Walker committed to Ohio State at hours before the Buckeyes decimated Oregon 42-20 to win the 2015 College Football Playoff, many people felt the decision could be temporary. Now, 11 months later and a month after decommitting from the Buckeyes to consider other options, Walker has committed to Jim Harbaugh and Michigan.
Ohio State, who accepted a commitment from North Carolina's Antonio Williams when Walker began visiting other schools, made no real attempt to keep the nation's top-ranked running back in their class, choosing instead to move on Williams.
Walker made official visits to Michigan, Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, and Arizona State but in the end chose the Wolverines, becoming their fourth commitment from New Jersey.
The 23rd commitment in Michigan's 2016 class, his pledge moves Harbaugh's team to second in the national recruiting rankings, trailing only Ohio State.