The University of Arkansas landed the state's best defensive lineman for its 2005 class in Wynne's Cord Gray and is going right back to the same school in hopes of trying to land another in 2006.
Wynne standout L.T. Walker (6-4, 285) already has an offer from the Razorbacks and will be on UA campus on Tuesday to check things out on an unofficial visit at the same time as Springdale standouts Mitch Mustain and Bartley Webb.
"I'm excited about both getting the offer and coming up there and getting a chance to check everything out," Walker said. "They sent me a letter telling me I officially had a scholarship offer and I was both very happy and very honored."
Arkansas is the only school to put an offer on the table yet, but Walker is also getting interest from LSU, Oklahoma State, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Tennessee and Ole Miss.
All were apparently impressed with his size and a junior season in which he 62 tackles, 5 sacks and a interception while teaming with Gray to spearhead a defense that led the Yellowjackets to the Class AAAA state title.
"He's just a big old boy that's got some speed and made a lot of plays for us last season," Wynne head coach Don Campbell said. "He played at about 260 last season, but he is 285 right now and has the frame to carry that and more."
Walker says Gray was a big help both on and off the field for him.
"On the field they were always double-teaming him, but he still made some plays and I did to," Walker said. "He taught me a lot of the techniques that worked for him. He goes about his business the right way both on and off the field and I learned a lot from him. I'm going to miss him because they all are going to be coming after me now."
Walker said coaches like what he gets done on the field.
"All the coaches tell me that they love the way I get off the line of scrimmage, get off blocks and get to the play," Walker said. "I'm hitting the weights hard right now to get stronger."
Walker recently attended LSU's Junior Day and went to their camp last summer when they had a different coaching staff.
"The trip to LSU went well and I got a chance to meet the new coaches, tour the facilities and the suites and went to the basketball game," Walker said. "They played Florida and ended up winning the game. There were probably about 60 recruits there so we didn't get to spend a lot of time with the coaches, but it was nice."
While Walker admits he has an affinity for both Arkansas and LSU, he is just starting the recruiting process and really doesn't have a leader right now.
"All of them are really equal right now," Walker said. "They all have great programs and I want to check them all out to see which one is the right one for me."
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