Last October, Clemson landed the first commitment in its 2019 recruiting class from Alpharetta (Ga.) Milton four-star safety Joseph Charleston. Charleston isn’t the only prospect from Milton High School the Tigers have their eyes on, though.
Clemson is also showing interest in Charleston’s teammate at Milton, 2019 outside linebacker Allen Walker.
Walker (6-2, 210) told TCI that he has been communicating occasionally with Clemson assistant Mike Reed.
“He tells me to keep working hard and grinding and everything is going to pay off,” Walker said.
Walker has recently reaped the benefits of his hard work, receiving power conference offers from Syracuse and Rutgers in February. Mississippi State was the first to offer him last summer.
Clemson invited Walker to attend the Kent State and Wake Forest games last season. He visited on both occasions and plans to return on March 3, when the Tigers will host their next junior day.
What is he hoping to get out of his third trip to Tiger Town?
“This time I would like to talk with the coaches more,” Walker said, “but everything else was beautiful.”
Along with the schools that have offered, Walker said he is attracting interest from Michigan State, LSU, South Carolina, Ole Miss, Notre Dame, Wake Forest, Arizona State and Tennessee.
Walker, who would ideally like to make his commitment decision this summer, said an offer from Clemson would be huge for him.
“It would mean the world if they offered me,” he said. “They would stand very high on my list because my boy Joseph Charleston is committed there. They would be really high on my list.”