Crisp County (GA) junior Quay Walker is a top target for the Bulldogs in the 2018 class, with offers from all over the county. Walker is ranked as the second-best outside linebacker prospect in Georgia for his class.
Dawg Post caught up with the 6-foot-4 220-pound linebacker to talk about the latest with his recruitment at registration for the Rising Seniors game.
Walker admitted early that his top group of schools consisted of Georgia, Auburn, Florida and Florida State. The junior didn’t visit many schools this past fall, but he was able to check out Auburn and Georgia recently.
“Auburn has a great atmosphere and they have standout coaches.” Walker said. “I really like their linebackers coach Travis Williams. We talk all the time. They are recruiting me to play both strong-side and weak-side linebacker.”
The home-state Bulldogs are saying similar things to the standout pass rusher.
“When I’m at Georgia, we talk about playing both inside and outside, but I think they would rather use me at outside linebacker.” Walker said. “The coach I have the best relationship with is linebackers coach Kevin Sherrer. We talk about school, football, his family, and my family. We basically just talk about life itself. We have that connection where we can talk about anything.”
Walker also admitted that he has a good relationship with head coach Kirby Smart.
“I know coach Kirby really well.” Walker said. “He stands out the same way coach Sherrer does. It’s not just about football with him. It’s about family. He talks to me about staying in-state when we talk about recruiting.”’
The Bulldogs are sitting in a good spot right now for Walker, but they were not exactly his favorite team growing up.
“My favorite team growing up was Florida, but at the same when Georgia came along, something really changed for me.” Walker said. “No doubt they are making me a priority. I would say Georgia is my leader right now but my other top teams are Auburn, Florida, and Florida State. I’m not trying to rush my decision at all, but I’ll just do it whenever I feel comfortable with it.”
Walker’s teammate at Crisp County, Markaviest Bryant, is a close friend and cousin, and someone Walker plans on playing with at the next level.
“We actually just found out we are cousins about three weeks ago.” Walker said laughing. We talk just about every day. Even at basketball practice we talk about recruitment and all that. There is a high percent chance that we will end up playing together.”
Bryant is also looking strongly at Georgia, but is also considering Alabama, Auburn, and LSU. Walker admitted that Georgia was his leader, but if his cousin were to sign with Georgia in the 2017 class, the Bulldogs chances with Walker would be even higher.
Walker still plans to visit Florida and Florida State in the off-season.