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UGA RECRUITING: Five-star Upson Lee DT Travon Walker picks Georgia
Upson-Lee rising senior Travon Walker is considered the No. 2 defensive tackle in the nation. Walker chose Georgia over a Power Five laden top-five during a Tuesday evening press conference at Upson-Lee High School. -Special Photo

THOMASTON, Ga. — Travon Walker, the 6-foot-5, 272-pound five-star defensive tackle prospect from Upson-Lee did what many prognosticators, including the crystal ball, predicted and picked the Georgia Bulldogs during a Tuesday evening press conference at Upson-Lee High. 

Rated the No. 2 defensive tackle and the 26th rated overall player in the nation, Walker chose the Dawgs over a top five that included Alabama, Clemson, South Carolina and Auburn. 

The versatile d-lineman figures into Georgia’s defensive scheme as potentially a three-technique lineman and should provide a tremendous boon to the Bulldogs’ immediate depth. 

The recruiting grab was major for Kirby Smart’s continued efforts to lock down the state’s best talent, such, particularly after losing out on a couple of big d-lineman names recently, such as  Lee County’s Aubrey Solomon who chose Michigan over Georgia last season.

Walker becomes the Dawgs' 13th commit for the 2019 class and the fourth five-star prospect for Smart's current bunch.