I mean if there isn't a rule in place or the number is available then yes...And I'd probably say that the next season any schools player that wants that number (no matter who wore it) should get it...(unless maybe if that walk-on has busted his ass for multiple years, and plays a big part of the team and it's goals) But not my point
My point is what are you going to do now...Look at someone and say this kid is ranked 95th in the nation and this kid is ranked 198th...Oops...247's higher ranking gets the number? Or hell since you went down to walk-up status...Let's just say noone took a number and some kid, a 3 star (whether or not the coaches think they have a steal of a lifetime, and the coaches don't give two shyts about a ranking) wants the number. You are saying this kid shouldn't get it because he wasn't that highly ranked?
This is insanity...And I don't believe a coach living would/should subscribe to it.
As a side note many on this board were very, very high on Markeith Williams.
I'm going keep it real bro I just watched Coach Addae's interview. He said Markeith has the one of the highest upsides of any Safety he has coached.
I'm going trust the experts in this.
He cold. He is definitely a Ballhawk.