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Peach State prospect: ‘Clemson feels like home’

Among the unofficial visitors for Clemson’s season opener versus Kent State on Saturday was 2019 linebacker Allen Walker.

The Alpharetta (Ga.) Milton product left Tiger Town highly impressed by his experience.

“I enjoyed being there a lot,” Walker told The Clemson Insider. “My favorite part was the family atmosphere, and all the coaches are so warm and friendly. And there’s nothing like watching them come down that hill.”

Walker (6-2, 195) was able to speak with defensive coordinator/linebackers coach Brent Venables as well as assistant Mike Reed while on campus.

“They said they really liked my size and length, and I had been hitting the weight room,” Walker said.

Walker holds an offer from Mississippi State and said a number of other major programs are showing interest, as well.

“UGA is showing a lot of love,” he said. “South Carolina, Penn State, LSU, Notre Dame and Clemson are showing a lot of love, and a few others.”

Walker sees similarities in Clemson’s defensive scheme and the defense he plays in at Milton.

“I feel like I could really help the program because in our defense I play in space, and that’s exactly how Clemson’s outside linebacker plays,” he said.

Saturday’s visit marked the second to Clemson for Walker, who also took in the Tigers’ win over N.C. State last October.

An offer from Clemson is high on Walker’s wish list after seeing what the program has to offer on a couple of occasions.

“It would mean the world to me,” Walker said. “Clemson feels like home to me.”

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