4-star DT has Cards in top 3

With a list of impressive scholarship offers, this Scout.com 4-star defensive tackle, who already has one official visit set, talks with Inside The Ville about his trio of favorites

After spending his summer running bleachers and lifting weights, coupled with a strong senior season, 6-foot-4, 290-pound defensive tackle L.T. Walker of Wynne (Ark.) High School has become one of the country's top prospects at his position.

Rated the nation's 32nd best defensive tackle and a 4-star prospect by Scout.com, Walker has collected a number of impressive scholarship offers and has started the process of elimination.

"Right now my top three are Tennessee, Ole Miss and Louisville," Walker told Inside The Ville.

Walker said that there are plenty of positives about each one of the three that make up his current short list of favorites.

"Tennessee has a great program and you know that they are going to be good," continued Walker. "The coaches there tell me that I could have a good future there and help get to the next level."

"Ole Miss is close to home, but going from home won't be a factor," he explained. "I know a couple of guys that are already up there. They are telling me that I can play my first year there because they are graduating four from their defensive line after this year."

"Louisville's a good football program and they have been for a few years now," he said. "They have great coaches and a great team. They tell me the same thing about helping me get to the next level."

With one official visit already set for Tennessee on December 9, Walker said that he is in the process of setting additional trips as well.

"I'm still working on that," said Walker, adding that early playing time will likely play a role in his future decision. "I really want to play as a freshman."

For his size, Walker has impressive agility, quickness and strength, which should help him reach his goal of finding game time in year one.

"I like to chase the ball," he said of his style of play. "I like to run sideline to sideline to make the big play."

Walker has helped his Wynne High School squad to a 6-1 record and become a team that is considered one of the favorites with the state playoffs approaching.

"We have a big game against Marion this weekend," he said. "They are a pretty good team. They beat the team that we lost to, plus we beat them last year, so it should be a really good game. I did pretty good against them last year - I think I had eight total tackles."

Walker is no rush to decide and will likely wait until he completes the majority of his five official visits prior to making a college decision. Be sure to stay logged on to InsideTheVille.com for all the latest on Walker and his interest in Bobby Petrino's program.

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