Super sophomore's going national

Offers continue to stream in for 2015 rush end D'Andre Walker. He exploded onto the scene last fall with 20 sacks and has just about that many offers already...

It is easy to see why D'Andre Walker is picking up the big scholarship offers early in 2013. He is an explosive player off the edge, he is very athletic, and he is set to be one of the top prospects in Georgia's 2015 class.

Things have really picked up for Walker over the past few weeks.

"Ohio State offered me on Wednesday and I was offered by USC, Syracuse, and Florida on Tuesday, Purdue on Monday, and Miami and Kentucky offered me recently too," Walker said.

"I think I have like 16 or 17 offers now. They have been coming in pretty fast."

Schools like Alabama, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia, and Texas among others have all offered as well.

He has quickly become a national prospect.

"I did not see these type of offers coming so early for me. I just did not expect it to be like this. I thought I might start getting some interest right now, but not offers.

"The best part about this is I know I will have a place to go in two years. I just have to keep working and I know I will have some nice options."

Options he will have.

The 6-foot-2, 210 pound sophomore out of Fairburn (Ga.) Langston Hughes had 20 sacks in 2012. He is quick off the ball and he loves to chase the ball down.

Scout projects him to be one of the top Peach State prospects in his class.

He knows a lot of eyes will be on him this fall and he is working hard so he doesn't disappoint.

"I just want to be an overall better player as a junior. I want to use my hands more, I want to get stronger, and I want to learn to beat the double-teams. I just want to get better. I am not worried about the sacks and all that."

Between workouts this summer he will likely take a few visits to schools showing interest in him. Florida, Florida State, and Texas have been mentioned as possibilities. He has already visited four SEC schools.

"I have been to Georgia, Alabama, Auburn, and Tennessee," he said. "I liked them all really. I really like the football staff at Georgia. I like their football coaches and their supporting staff. Alabama is just Alabama, so it is easy to like them. They have a great weight room too. At Auburn, I loved their facilities and I loved the stadium at Tennessee."

With all of the offers rolling in, Walker has taken a step back to take it all in. He favored UGA early on in the process and he even thought about committing to the Bulldogs back in February, but he is not thinking that way at this time.

"I just needed to slow things down. I did grow up a Georgia fan and my family loves Georgia, but I need to look at all the schools. I am completely open now.

"I am too young to think about committing and I need to take my time. I want to visit schools and really look around at all of my options."

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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