Twenty-two signed Letters of Intent in December took a lot of the drama out of the closing stretch for the Class of 2018, but one big piece remains on the board. Four-star OT Rasheed Walker (Walford, Md./North Point) will decide between Penn State, Ohio State, and Virginia Tech on National Signing Day next Wednesday, but this one figures to come down to the Nittany Lions and Buckeyes.
According to Eleven Warriors, Urban Meyer used his in-home visit with Walker and his family on Wednesday evening, and according to his 247Sports profile, James Franklin will be in Maryland today making his final pitch for the nation's No. 6 ranked offensive tackle.
Penn State has been at the top of Walker's list for over a year, and has made several visits to Happy Valley. The Buckeyes have emerged as the top competition over the last few months, with Meyer and his staff making him a top priority over the last several months.
The Nittany Lions hold a sizable Crystal Ball advantage heading into the final week of the cycle, including both Matt de Bear and Nick Polak from our staff. However, this one is much closer than the 71-29 advantage in predictions would lead you to believe.