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Seeing Clemson on to-do list of emerging Georgia prospect

Travon Walker, an up-and-coming prospect from Georgia, plans to see Clemson after being offered by the Tigers this year.

The Thomaston-Upson Lee 2019 edge rusher holds several high-profile early offers, and more are on the way for the versatile and athletic 6-foot-4, 240-pounder.

Walker told The Clemson Insider recently that Clemson stands out as a school he wants to check out.

“I just heard it’s exciting,” Walker said. “Coaches are always talking about the new facility. Got to get down there and meet with all the defensive coaches and just talk to some of the players.”

Clemson extended the offer to Walker on Jan. 26, a little more than two weeks after the Tigers won the national championship.

“It was big,” he said. “They just had won the national championship. It was big.”

Walker said he likes the way Clemson’s defense plays.

“I love their chemistry,” he said. “They play together. They’re always communicating.”

Walker has the ability to play multiple positions on the edge, and the Tigers can see him fitting in their defense in multiple capacities.

“They said they can kind of move me around on the defensive end as kind of like a stand-up defensive end, down or outside linebacker,” Walker said.

Along with Clemson, Walker owns offers from Alabama, Georgia, Georgia Tech, LSU and South Carolina.

Walker visited Georgia in January and is back in Athens today. He also visited Alabama in February.

The in-state Bulldogs are high on his mind early in the recruiting process, but he’s open to interest from his suitors. He wants to see other schools and doesn’t currently have a timetable for a commitment, though he plans to start narrowing things down after his junior year.

“I’ll probably narrow it down to like my top five at the end of my junior year,” he said.

As a sophomore, Walker totaled 70 tackles, five sacks, four forced fumbles and an interception. He was also the starting forward on his school’s state championship team last season.

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