Langston Hughes – Fairburn, Ga.
No. 79 overall player in the country
No. 7 LB in the country
No. 8 overall player in Georgia
D’Andre Walker made his commitment to Georgia official during at the 2015 Army All-American Bowl. Walker, a four-star outside linebacker from Fairburn, Ga., chose the Bulldogs over Georgia’s SEC rivals, Tennessee and Auburn. While staying close to home was important for Walker, the 6-foot-2, 210-pound linebacker told Scout he was also impressed with the amount of talent that represented Georgia in San Antonio, Tex.
Walker is considered by Scout to be the seventh-ranked outside linebacker in the nation and the top-ranked outside linebacker in Georgia and the entire south. The Langston Hughes standout chose Georgia, but also had offers from schools like Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Ohio State, Tennessee, Texas and more.
HONORS: 2014 USA Today All-USA First Team defense… PrepStar Magazine five-star prospect… Scout.com five-star prospect, #31 overall prospect, #6 WR overall, #4 ranked WR in the South… Dawg Post #4 ranked player in Georgia… Atlanta Journal-Constitution 2014 Georgia Super 11 and Class AAA All-State… Named 2014 Georgia Sports Writers Association All-State returner for Class AAA
LEGGE’S QUESTION: Walker has a lot of ability, but he’s raw. How long will it take him to refine his game to make an impact in Athens?
LEGGE’S THOUGHTS: Behind the scenes, Georgia’s coaches are part ecstatic and part scared about what Walker can do. He’s got unlimited potential, but he’s very, very raw. Walker could be a total superstar and future NFL player, or he could struggle to figure out how to play in the SEC with its multiple and spread offenses. I’ve seen him make plays - no question, he’s a playmaker. But Walker is going to have to be given time to get where he needs to go. He should play right away (at least that wouldn’t surprise me), but Walker is going to have to learn on the job - and that is never an easy thing. Long term? He’s got major potential.