Dawg Post was able to see some of the top sophomores in the country Sunday morning, and one prospect who stood out was Upson-Lee (GA) defensive lineman Travon Walker. The 6-foot-5 242-pounder certainly doesn't look like a sophomore, and stood out physically among the rest. Walker already holds offers from Georgia and Alabama, and is currently wotking on building relationships with the Georgia staff.
"The last time I spoke to a Georgia coach was last week when I spoke with defensive coordinator Mel Tucker and defensive line coach Tracy Rocker." Walker said. "They are making me feel like a top priority on the 2019 class."
Walker admits that he still has high interest in Georgia, even though they are having a rough first year under head coach Kirby Smart.
"I think the team is very young and that it may take a year or two for everything and everyone to jell together." Walker said. "In the next few years Georgia is going to be way better than they have ever been. With coach Smart coming in, I mean it may take just another year to start winning SEC championships."
Walker already has a connection to Georgia, with former Upson-Lee teammate David Marshall now getting early playing time for the Bulldogs as a true freshman. They might have only played one year together in high school, but it's clear there is a special bond between the two.
"Me and David Marshall are more than just friends. He is like a brother to me." Walker said. "David and I have always been close even since he was in middle school. We call him 'Big D' and when he played here at Upson-Lee his senior year I was playing behind him, so he taught me some things I know now about the DE position. We are still close outside of football, and we text all the time. He gives me great advise but he has never said 'you need to come to Georgia'. He tells me to just take my time and do what's best for me."
This elite sophomore prospect visited Georgia earlier this year, and plans to attend an Alabama game before the season is over. He's a big kid already, but he still have plenty of room to grow and add more muscle. Walker was selected to play in the Elite Sophomore Classic being played in late December, which is an all-star game featuring the best sophomores in the state of Georgia. I'm expecting more and more offers to come his way soon, as he has the potential to be one of the best in the entire country for the 2019 class.