The Georgia Bulldogs are loading up with blue-chip talent. They already had three five-star recruits committed to play for Kirby Smart in 2019, the most in the country.
Tally up another one for the Dawgs — They just landed Georgia’s top player, a U.S. Army All-American Bowl commit and the nation’s top-ranked defensive tackle according to 247Sports.
Travon Walker, of Upson-Lee High School in Thomaston, Georgia, announced that he will commit to play for the Bulldogs next year in the SEC.
Walker had offers from Alabama, Auburn, South Carolina, Florida State and Clemson.
Georgia got their man in Walker, who will join a pair of five-star wide receivers in Jadon Haselwood and Dominick Blaylock, as well as defensive end Nolan Smith, who is considered by many scouting agencies to be the best high school player in the country.
At 6-foot-5 and 265 pounds, Walker also averaged 13 points and 15 rebounds for the Upson-Lee basketball team that went 31-0 last season. He was named second team All-State as a power forward.
The kid is a freak.
Walker led Upson-Lee through an emotional season after their coach, Tommy Parks, suffered a heart attack and subsequent oxygen deficiency to his brain. Walker’s relationship with the coach is on display in his commitment video, and speaks to the character of one of the nation’s premier high school athletes.
Coach Tommy Parks said of Walker, “He’s a hybrid player defensively, as well as one heck of a tight end. He needs to get some work in the weight room and get stronger, but that will come. I think his potential is as high as his work ethic takes him. He’s a smart kid with the ability and personality to be a leader.”
Bulldogs defensive coordinator Mel Tucker and defensive line coach Tray Scott have to be licking their chops to get Walker into the Georgia facilities next year.
Expect another huge fall from the latest Georgia Bulldog commit.