Ronnie Walker Jr. has found a new home.

On Friday, the former Indiana running back announced that he will be transferring to Virginia, heading back to his home state to continue his football and academic careers. Walker is a native of Hopewell.

“Excited to say that I will be transferring to the University of Virginia,” Walker wrote on Twitter on Friday.

Walker had fallen on the depth chart behind Stevie Scott III and Sampson James and he was likely to remain in that No. 3 spot. In 2018, as a freshman, Walker totaled 32 touches for 141 yards and two touchdowns. Last season, Walker totaled just 80 yards on 27 carries. He did become a better pass-catcher, hauling in 12 receptions for 112 yards and a score.

Walker is a former three-star member of IU’s 2018 recruiting class. He was ranked as the No. 19 running back in his cycle and the No. 429 player overall in the class.