Walker Commits to Clemson

RONDA, N.C. - After a considerable amount of deliberation, one of the top offensive tackle prospects in the state of North Carolina for the class of 2007 has made a decision between Clemson and N.C. State. Where will he be in 2007?

OL Landon Walker Profile

After taking several unofficial visits this spring and after sitting down with the coaching staff at East Wilkes High School last week, offensive lineman Landon Walker is ready to go public with a verbal commitment.

Walker announced Tuesday at a press conference that he has verbally committed to Clemson University over N.C. State.

Walker gives the Tigers seven verbal commitments for the 2007 recruiting class. He's also the third offensive lineman to give his pledge to the Tigers.

"I just really like the graduation rates," Walker told CUTigers.com. "It is just where I feel the right place is for me. The coaches are great at both schools, but the coaches are more stable at Clemson. I just had the right feeling.

"It is also just the atmosphere down there. I got the feeling the coaches are great. The place is going somewhere. Clemson is heading in right direction. It is going to be one of best programs in nation. I just wanted to be part of it."

Walker, who returned from an unofficial visit to Clemson just last weekend, currently holds scholarship offers from the Tigers, North Carolina and N.C. State among others.

When asked about the timing of his commitment, he responded, "After the trip [to Clemson], I gave myself time to settle down my emotions. I gave it a few days to relax. It was just a gut feeling I got. The right place for me.

"My commitment to Clemson is solid," he added.

A two-time all-conference selection, Walker has also been named to the All-Northwestern North Carolina team the past two seasons. He has also ranked the No. 2 offensive lineman in the state of North Carolina by Scout.com.

He is projected as an offensive tackle at Clemson.

With three offensive linemen now committed, the Tigers are expected to take as many as two more in the 2007 recruiting class.

CUTigers.com will have much more from East Wilkes High School in Ronda, N.C. later today.

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