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Auburn lands Maryland TE transfer Rico Walker

Auburn has addressed a key need in the tight end room with the addition of rico walker, who announced his commitment to the Tigers Monday on social media.

Walker spent one season at Maryland before entering the transfer portal. He appeared in eight games, catching four passes for 28 yards.

Walker’s father Ricardo played defensive line an Auburn in 1990’s but Auburn was never a serious contender for Walker as a high school recruit under the previous staff.

A great athlete at 6-foot-4 and 248 pounds, Walker has three seasons of eligibility left and is a developmental project for tight ends coach Ben Aigamaua.

With Ricardo Fairweather and luke deal both out of eligibility after the 2024 season, Walker gives the Tigers another promising young player to go with Micah Riley.

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