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Top Peach State prospect feeling love from Tigers

Georgia has the inside track to land one of the state’s top 2019 prospects, Thomaston-Upson Lee’s Travon Walker, though Clemson is positioning itself to potentially be one of the Bulldogs’ biggest challengers.

Walker told TCI he hopes to visit Clemson soon after the Tigers extended an offer in late January.

“They have been telling me I am top in the recruiting process for them,” Walker said.

Georgia has been the perceived frontrunner for Walker since offering him first. Georgia Tech offered prior to Clemson in January, before LSU, Alabama and South Carolina etched their names on his offer sheet in the next couple of months.

Walker (6-4, 240) is listed as a defensive tackle or end by the major recruiting services. Clemson sees him fitting in as a stand-up end or outside linebacker, and he sees a lot to like about the Tigers.

“Very strong defense, coaching staff, winning program and also a chance to fight for starting spot,” Walker said.

Walker doesn’t claim any favorites and says his recruitment his open. He could begin to narrow his recruitment toward the end of his junior season.

Where does Clemson stand right now?

“To be honest I really can’t say right now,” Walker said. “But with the way they are showing me love, they could be considered.”

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.

Walker is ranked by 247Sports as a top-10 prospect in Georgia, top-five defensive tackle and top-50 overall prospect in the 2019 class.

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