LSU in Top 3 for Standout LB

As one of the South's top linebackers, Chris Walker said he has received offers from practically every SEC school, and all of the schools in the SEC west. LSU running backs coach Larry Porter is recruiting Walker for the Tigers and he spoke with him a few days ago.

Last season, for Christian Brothers High in Memphis, Tenn., Walker recorded 83 tackles, 11.5 for loss, one interception returned for a touchdown and four sacks. Those numbers earned him first-team all-state honors and plenty of recognition from college coaches.


So far, the standout linebacker has received a grand total of 14 offers from LSU, Alabama, Auburn, Tennessee, Clemson, Miami, Michigan, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Kentucky, Louisville, Maryland, Vanderbilt and Arkansas.


"As of right now, my top teams are LSU, Alabama and Tennessee," said Walker. "I just kind of like those places."


LSU running backs coach Larry Porter is recruiting Walker for the Tigers and he spoke with him a few days ago.


"We talked about me coming down for an official visit," said Walker. "I told him I would maybe come down during the season, but he said that might be a little hectic, so, we'll just have to see. I told him if it's easier I'll just come after the season."


Walker said he likes what he sees from LSU's defense.


"Coach Porter showed me film from LSU's game against Miami last year,"

explained Walker. "He showed me that the first 11 plays were blitzes and I liked that. I like how aggressive their defense is, because that's how I like to play."


Walker also said he has established a good relationship with coach Miles.


"I like coach Miles," said Walker. "He's an outstanding guy. He can talk about more than just football. He talks about life with you and just makes you feel comfortable."


According to Walker, Porter told him that LSU tight ends coach Josh Henson is interested in utilizing his athletic ability on offense in certain situations.


"They asked how I'd feel about playing a little tight end as well," said Walker. "I've been playing tight end since I've been in high school, so I'd be pretty comfortable there."


Walker said that when it comes to choosing a school, one thing will stand out above all.


"Academics are always number one," said Walker. "Other than that, just the people I'll be around is going to be important."


Note** Walker said he is doing well enough to possibly graduate in December. He scored an 18 on his ACT.


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