Rebs looking at OL from Volunteer state

Tommy Walker (OT, Munford, TN) - Some would prefer not to get labeled with the "sleeper" tag, but sometimes it is unavoidable.


Take Tommy Walker's case for an example.

The 6' 4", 270 pound versatile lineman played for Frazier in Memphis (TN) but had to move right before the start of his senior campaign to Munford with his mother.

Not much preseason fan fare came his way due to these circumstances, but do not let that fool you, as insiders believe Tommy is the top offensive lineman in the Volunteer state.

"Last year nobody pushed me real hard, but I have a different coach, and he pushed me to my limit. I am a much better player now. Most people think I am a real good pass blocker, but I can pull good too," stated Tommy Walker. "I ran a 4.9 at Memphis' camp and that impressed a lot of people. I play right tackle for us, but some people tell me I would make a good center."

Munford continues to march through the playoffs as they face Fairley in the 2nd round Friday night.

"We have been doing pretty decent. We have beaten a lot of big teams. It has been a good season so far."

One school has come calling for Walker's services.

"Ole Miss is recruiting me real hard. They want me to come down there and see their campus and see if I like the staff. I have not set up the visit, but I am talking with Coach Freeze about it."

What attracts Walker to Ole Miss?

"They start a lot of freshmen. They started them because they are pretty good. They do not show any favoritism.That is what stands out the most about Ole Miss for me."

What will Tommy's decision be based on?

"I want to go to a place that fits me. I want it to feel like another home. But I also want to feel wanted. I do not want to go some place where I am not wanted."


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