Auburn, Ala. - A talented football player in his own right, Quay Walker is a four-star linebacker out of Crisp County High School and teammate of high profile class of 2017 Auburn signee Markaviest “Big Cat” Bryant. Now one of the top linebackers on Auburn's board, Walker was on campus this past weekend to check out the Tigers at practice and spend time with the coaches.
"I had a great time," said Walker, who made the trip to Auburn along with Bryant. "I will definitely be back.”
The talented linebacker said the chance to play with Bryant at the college level is something he might enjoy, but pointed out, “I am going to go where is best for me.”
He does note that they have talked about playing together again and it is something they have discussed "ever since my name got out there,” Walker said. “We used to come up here to the games and I would tell him about Auburn.
“Auburn was the first college football game I’ve been to,” Walker pointed out. "That game was 'The Prayer in Jordan-Hare' against Georgia in 2013.
“I’m different than Markaviest," Walker said. "His game is basically all pass rush and with me I can pass rush and cover.”
Like Bryant, major college football programs are recruiting Walker. “LSU, Alabama, FSU, Florida, Auburn, of course," he said of the teams showing a lot of interest. "Georgia and Oregon, too. I don’t have a leader at this moment.”
Walker, who noted that he believes Florida is recruiting him the hardest, said he wants to have a decision on a college by the end of his senior season. He plans on taking official visits during the season and over the summer.
As for his most recent visit to Auburn, he got watch spring practice and liked what he saw out of the linebacker group. “The linebackers--very physical,” he said. “I like that. Everybody has a great energy. I would like to be a part of that.”
According to the prospect Auburn's coaches told him that they are looking at him as a linebacker at the college level. " I may play 'buck' in the future, but right now just linebacker.”
Asked what stands out about Auburn, Walker said, “Coach (Gus) Malzahn. I love everything about him, Coach (Rodney) Garner also. I haven’t quite gotten that home feeling yet. That’s what I’m looking for before I make my big decision.”