Campbell not sure on L.T.'s fate

Wynne HS Football Coach Don Campbell said today that he's tried to stay out of the recruitment of his star, DL/OL L.T. Walker, but he is of the opinion there are three schools in the thick of the battle for Walker. Read about it inside.

Wynne HS Football Coach Don Campbell said he has tried to stay away from the recruitment of L.T. Walker, a 6-4, 310-pound dual lineman for him the past three years, but he did talk to Walker this morning.

"L.T. told me this morning that some Ole Miss coaches were coming by his house this afternoon or tonight and he was going to decide in a day or two after that where he was going to go to college," said Campbell. "From what he was telling me, it's down to Ole Miss, Memphis and Louisville.

"I really don't know where he's going, but his Mom would like for him to stay close to home. Memphis is only 45 miles from here and Oxford is only another 50 miles or so. If he listens to his Mom, it will probably be one of those two. Louisville is a long way from here."

Walker has been a three-year starter for Campbell, playing mostly on the defensive line, but playing some on the OL as well in a pinch.

"L.T. runs pretty good and has a big frame. He's about 6-4 and weighs about 310 or 315 now. He probably wants to play defensive line in college, and he can, but he might end up being a better player on offense on that level," Campbell continued.

Campbell said L.T.'s athletic ability is not in question.

"He's got some physical tools and will be able to do fine on the next level. L.T. has also got a 19 on his ACT, so he's a qualifier," Campbell continued. "He's a good kid, but he will need to improve his work ethic for the college level.

"The deal is that L.T. has always just kind of been a star on the high school level because he was so much bigger and stronger and faster than the youngsters he's played against. He hasn't had to be as dedicated as he will on the next level, but I'm sure he'll fall in and do what he has to do to improve and to play. He's competitive and wouldn't want to sit on the bench."

According to Campbell, it's doubtful L.T. will commit tonight, but you never know - this is recruiting.

"I look for him to take a day or two to decide after his last home visit, but I really don't know. If he likes what the Ole Miss coaches say and that's where he wants to go, he may tell them tonight. I get a feeling, though, that he won't have a firm decision until he thinks about it for a day or two and talks to his Mom some more."

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