Top QB Down to Clemson, Syracuse

Roy Walker, a standout quarterback/athlete prospect out of Macon County, Georgia, has made unofficial visits to Syracuse and Clemson during the last two weeks and will ultimately decide between the two schools in the next several days. Will he become a late addition to the 2003 class?

ATH Roy Walker
6-2, 190, 4.5
Macon County High School
Montezuma, GA

When the Tigers closed out their 2003 recruiting class, head coach Tommy Bowden and former recruiting coordinator Rick Stockstill left the door open for several late additions.

"You have to remember that we've added kids very late in the spring before," said Stockstill at the time. "We did that with John Leake and a couple of other guys during my career here. There's a good chance that could happen again with a late qualifier."

Well, it appears as though the Tigers' coaching staff has found of those late qualifiers. Roy Walker, a standout athlete from Montezuma, Georgia appears to be on the verge of making a verbal commitment to either Clemson or Syracuse.

Walker is an outstanding overall athlete that not only excelled on the football field during his senior season, he also is the 2-time defending 300 meter hurdles champion in track.

The senior finished this senior season with 1,400 yards rushing and 800 yards passing and accounted for 30 touchdowns, 20 on the ground and 10 through the air.

Two weekends ago, Walker visited the Tigers on an unofficial visit. This past weekend, he made the trip up to Syracuse.

"Both visits went real well," Walker said. "I liked Clemson a lot when I went up there, but Syracuse is good too."

"I'm going to sit down with my family and talk about it, so hopefully I will have a decision very soon. Possibly early this week."

Walker, who is a two-star prospect by TheInsiders.com, was recruited by several schools before signing day, namely Auburn, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, and Georgia Tech.

The Georgia native has excellent size and has been a master at running the Wing-T offense for Macon County High School in each of the last two seasons.

With the Tigers already bringing in C.J. Gaddis in the 2003 class at quarterback, it is unclear as to which position Walker would play if he were to choose to Clemson.

Most experts seem to agree that he would most likely fit somewhere in the secondary, or possibly at wide receiver.

We will continue to keep you updated on Roy Walker, as his situation develops.

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