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BREAKING: Georgia Beats Out Clemson for ELITE LB Jalon Walker

March 27, 2021

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For the second time this week, the Georgia Bulldogs have beaten the Clemson Tigers for one of the top prospects in the 2022 class.

5-star ATH Malaki Starks‍ chose the Bulldogs over the Tigers earlier this week, and now Kirby Smart has landed a commitment from one of Clemson’s top targets, four-star linebacker Jalon Walker‍.

This is important for multiple reasons.

Not only is Walker an elite prospect at 6-foot-2 220-pounds who knows how to run and hit, but it’s a giant loss for the Clemson Tigers. They don’t miss on many of their top targets so this one really stings for ole’ Dabo.

In the end, it was inside linebackers coach Glenn Schumann who won out. You want to talk about elite recruiters? Co-defensive coordinators Glenn Schumann and Dan Lanning have proved to be two of the best in country in recent years and they’ve landed another big-time defender in Walker.

“I feel like the ‘Dawgs are going to have a very successful future”, Walker told Dawg Post. “Having many good defensive position coaches and having a defensive head coach is always a great thing. Having great relationships with these coaches played a big factor in my decision.”

Walker told Dawg Post multiple times that he felt like a priority at Georgia, and he was 100% correct. Prospects say that all the time, but in many cases, it’s not true.

This time it was.

As a player, Walker has a great frame and doesn’t appear to have a single ounce of fat on him. He already looks like an SEC defender from a physical standpoint and he knows how to hit like one too. He strikes the ball-carrier well and has no problem going sideline-to-sideline to run someone down. He may not be Roquan Smith fast, but he’s plenty fast enough to play in the middle of the field. 

Walker comes from a football family and has an extremely high football I.Q. He’s someone who could lead Georgia’s defense one day as he checks all the physical boxes and has the film to back up his lofty ranking.

Walker wasn’t able to play as a junior last year due to Covid regulations in North Carolina, but his sophomore film is as impressive as it gets. He didn’t play against competition, but even as a sophomore, Walker was dominating his opponents with ease.

He’s tough, physical, shows natural instincts, and gets off blocks at an impressive rate.

Walker becomes Georgia’s 10th commitment in the 2022 class and the 3rd linebacker commitment. He’s ranked by the Composite rankings as the No.4 OLB prospect and the No.50 overall prospect in the country.



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