While one-half of the 4-8 defense opted for the NFL this week, defensive tackle Ricky Walker announced he'll return for his senior season at Virginia Tech.
Virginia Tech is my home and I'm not leaving just not yet! The NFL is not going anywhere . Hokie Nation we have unfinished business to handle ! I will return for my senior year and graduate in the spring ! All glory to God for my blessings 🙏🏽-Slick Rick 8 🎱- pic.twitter.com/yt7Tb4SnWr— Slick ! 🎱 (@RickGoGetEmWalk) January 5, 2018
Walker started all 13 games for the Hokies at defensive tackle in 2017, and did yeoman's work in the trenches. He also made 3 starts in 2016. He recorded 4.5 sacks (third-best among Hokies' defenders) and 12.5 tackles for loss (T-No. 3 on the team) last season. He also scored a touchdown.