At 6 foot, 4 inches tall and
weighing in at 307 pounds,
"I like pursuing side to side," L.T. said. "I'm good at getting up field, but I know they are going away from me, so I like catching them from behind."
That's scary when someone that size can actually catch a running back from behind before they get a chanced to turn up field, but that's what is part and parcel with some of the best prep defensive tackles last year.
When you looked at a player like DeMarcus Granger, you didn't ask him what he could do, rather for the shortest answer, you asked what he couldn't do and Walker, like Granger, didn't have a lot to say.
"I think I can do it all," L.T. said. "I am big enough and strong enough to stop the run, but I can pursue across the line, get up field and I know I am going to have to deal with the double team no matter what.
Make that a triple-team this
year, L.T. one of just a few starters coming back for Wynne high school as they
try to repeat as state champs. That's the ultimate goal for
Yeah, L.T. will concede that he's going to get the gamut in attention, teams literally focusing on him and going wherever he isn't, but while Walker is more concerned with how the team does than himself, he's still wanting to have a big year.
"You don't need a lot of stats to
be dominate or a key player out there,"
There's the good stuff, you have to admit, as you look at most of the defensive tackles that were considered amongst the elite last year, almost to a man, each one had that wonderful intangible that you have to have, to survive down in the trenches.
"You got to be mean as hell in there or someone is going to put you on your back," L.T. said. "You can't give them nothing, because all they want to see is you slip up just a little and then they think they've got you."
"I'm not giving them that, I don't care how many guys they put on me. They are going to have to work to keep me from making an impact."
He's done that to an extent
already with recruiting,
As to the Huskers,
That's what's on the agenda for
As for the obvious question when
talking to preps in Razorback country, is there anyone outside of
"That's why I want to take some visits and get to know these other schools. I want to get familiar with them to, so I can compare schools and then I can decide."
Kick your feet up, though,
That's the good part as it's another chance for a state title, but another chance to show everyone that when it comes to some of the top defensive tackles, this year, you won't be able to talk about them without uttering the name L.T. Walker.
So, we'll all stay tuned to see.