Clemson offer intrigues 2016 DT

Sophomore defensive tackle Malik Walker recently picked up an offer from Clemson.

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The 6-foot-1, 260-pound prospect from Macon County High School in Montezuma, Georgia, was caught off guard when defensive coordinator Brent Venables informed him of the offer.

"It was a surprise. My coach told me the defensive coordinator, coach Venables watched my film and said he liked the way I played aggressive, fast, physical, liked the way I used my hands," Walker told CUTigers. "[Venables] said he was going to take it back and look at it with coach [Dan] Brooks, the defensive line coach.

"The next day, my head coach told me that they had already offered me."

He's still learning about Clemson, but does have a connection to the football program.

"I don't really know that much about them. My first cousin Roy Walker, he went there to play football," Walker said. "But who wouldn't want to go to Death Valley and run down that hill that everybody runs down?"

A trip to Clemson is in the works.

"I'm planning on coming up this summer," Walker said.

Along with Clemson, Tennessee, Georgia Tech and UCLA have offered.

"I know I'm going to get to Clemson. I'm going to try to get up to Tennessee. I'm going to try to fly out to UCLA, but I'm not sure yet." Walker said.

As a sophomore, he had 67 solo tackles, 13 tackles for loss, eight sacks and an interception returned for a touchdown.

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