UNC Among Walker's Favorites

ATLANTA --- At last count, 39 schools have offered D'Andre Walker a scholarship.

"I've honestly lost count," the 2015 prospect said.

Walker, a 6-foot-2, 210-pound defensive end from Fairburn (Ga.) Hughes, says he's still considering most of the schools that have offered. However, his favorite schools list is comprised of Georgia, Louisville, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

"With North Carolina, they were the first to offer me and the coaches stay in contact with me," Walker said. "I just like Jadeveon Clowney at South Carolina. And Georgia, I like that school because it's the home team. With Louisville, I like the defense and the coaches."

In particular, Walker speaks almost weekly with Chris Kapilovic, who is spearheading his recruitment for UNC.

"He's a really great coach," Walker said. "I like the way we stay in contact with each other. He always is trying to find out what I'm doing and how I'm doing and he always asks later how that went. That really impresses me."

UNC projects Walker to play Bandit within its 4-2-5 defensive scheme.

"[Kapilovic] said I'd still be rushing the passer," Walker said. "That's what I love to do – I love to rush the passer. And if I go there, I'll learn how to drop into coverage and defend."

Like at Hughes, Walker will exclusively be playing defensive end for the West team during Tuesday's Rising Seniors Bowl. West's coaching staff is looking for Walker to provide a consistent pass rush from the weak-side.

This spring, Walker plans to make his first visit to UNC.

"We don't have anything definite," Walker said. "We're still trying to plan it out."

Walker has made recruiting trips to Auburn, Georgia, Georgia Tech, and Tennessee.

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