THOMASTON, Ga. — Travon Walker, the 6-foot-5, 272-pound five-star defensive tackle prospect from Upson-Lee did what many prognosticators, including the 247sports.com 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.