Connecticut 2023 Offensive Tackle Miles Walker Commits to Ohio State

By Garrick Hodge on July 8, 2022 at 11:00 am
Miles Walker commits to Ohio State

Ohio State has added a true offensive tackle prospect to its 2023 recruiting class.

Rising three-star Connecticut offensive lineman Miles Walker became Ohio State’s 17th commit of the current class when he gave his verbal to the Buckeyes on Friday. 

With his commitment to Ohio State, Walker becomes the fourth offensive lineman to give his verbal to the Buckeyes, joining Luke Montgomery, Austin Siereveld and Joshua Padilla. The 6-foot-6, 285-pound Walker is considered the 473rd-best player and 38th-best offensive tackle per 247Sports’ composite rankings, but Walker has had a fast rise in the recruiting scene the past few months and could be in line for a ratings boost over the next few months. 

The Walker File

  • Class: 2023
  • Size: 6-6/285
  • Pos: OT
  • School: Brunswick High School (Greenwich, Connecticut)
  • Composite Rating: ★★★
  • Composite Rank: #473 (#38 OT)

In the spring, Walker picked up offers from the likes of Texas A&M, Iowa, Penn State, Indiana, Boston College, Maryland, Syracuse and West Virginia, with Justin Frye stopping at Brunswick High School (Greenwich, Connecticut) to evaluate him in person on May 25. The next day, Frye and OSU offered Walker. 

“He really enjoyed doing his homework and learning about Ohio State,” Walker’s high school coach, Wayne McGillicuddy, told Eleven Warriors in May. “I think coach Frye’s coaching tree and the things he’s done is something that’s really intriguing to him. I think coach Ryan Day being a New Hampshire guy and being from the area is also something that is intriguing to him and his family along with having that family atmosphere.”

His rise as a national recruit is a testament to years of hard work from Walker, who dropped nearly 40 pounds of bad weight heading into his junior year, then bulked back up to 285-pounds by the end of the spring. While he’s still coming into his own as a player, he’ll have a chance to develop into either a left or right tackle at the next level.  

Pos Name Rating Rank Size School
WR BRANDON INNISS ★★★★★ #18 NATL | #2 WR 6-0 | 190 American Heritage (Fort Lauderdale, Florida)
WR CARNELL TATE ★★★★★ #28 NATL | #3 WR 6-2 | 185 IMG Academy (Bradenton, Florida)
OT LUKE MONTGOMERY ★★★★ #42 NATL | #4 OT 6-5 | 280 Findlay (Findlay, OH)
WR NOAH ROGERS ★★★★ #50 NATL | #9 WR 6-2 | 180 Rolesville (Rolesville, NC)
CB DIJON JOHNSON ★★★★ #95 NATL | #11 CB 6-1 | 190 Wharton (Tampa, FL)
TE TY LOCKWOOD ★★★★ #131 NATL | #8 TE 6-5 | 225 Independence (Thompson's Station, TN)
CB KAYIN LEE ★★★★ #145 NATL | #18 CB 6-2.5 | 175 Cedar Grove (Ellenwood, GA)
S MALIK HARTFORD ★★★★ #149 NATL | #8 S 6-2.5 | 175 Lakota West (West Chester, OH)
CB CALVIN SIMPSON-HUNT ★★★★ #173 NATL | #22 CB 6-0 | 175 Waxahachie (Waxahachie, Texas)
IOL JOSHUA PADILLA ★★★★ #180 NATL | #8 IOL 6-4 | 265 Wayne (Dayton, OH)
S CEDRICK HAWKINS ★★★★ #210 NATL | #14 S 6-0 | 175 Cocoa (Cocoa, FL)
RB MARK FLETCHER ★★★★ #219 NATL | #10 RB 6-1 | 225 American Heritage (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
OL AUSTIN SIEREVELD ★★★★ #222 NATL | #9 IOL 6-5 | 320 Lakota East (Middletown, OH)
WR BRYSON RODGERS ★★★★ #270 NATL | #32 WR 6-0.5 | 175 Wiregrass Ranch (Zephyrhills, FL)
CB JERMAINE MATHEWS ★★★★ #373 NATL | #24 ATH 6-0 | 175 Winton Woods (Cincinnati, OH)
DL WILL SMITH JR. ★★★ #451 NATL | #55 DL 6-3 | 260 Dublin Coffman (Dublin, OH)
OL MILES WALKER ★★★ #473 NATL | #38 OT 6-6 | 285 Brunswick High School (Greenwich, CT)
Prospect Rating Data: 247Sports

Walker took an official visit to Columbus on June 10-12 and also took visits to Texas A&M, Duke and Vanderbilt. Frye’s pitch of how he’d develop him at the next level combined with Ohio State’s family atmosphere sold Walker on pulling the trigger with the Buckeyes a few weeks later. 

Walker picked OSU over offers from Texas A&M, Duke, Vanderbilt, Boston College, UConn, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Temple and West Virginia.

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