Carrollton High School (Ga.) defensive lineman Josh Walker continues to make a name for himself in his junior season.
The class of 2018 tackle has visited the likes of Auburn and Georgia Tech and has received attention from the west coast as well. The three-star recruit holds an offer from UCLA, Michigan State, Pitt, Georgia Southern and Samford, among others.
"I am a playmaker. I can not only play inside, I can play outside," Walker said. "I would rather play inside, I’m a run-stopper. I can rush the passer too. I can chase down the ball if the offensive linemen block me."
Walker visited Stanford this summer in their Friday Night Lights camp in late July. He said on the field, he "won every rep" and was very impressed with the Cardinal's attention to detail off the field.
"From the time I got there, they had all my stuff ready," Walker said. "It stuck out to me because I’m very big on relationships. They already had everything set up for when I got there. I just loved that."
When Walker talked to Stanford coaches, they focused on how the three-star recruit would fit into their system.
"We just talked about where I would play in the defense," Walker said. "I would be an interior guy because of what they like me doing: stopping the run, rushing the passer on third down."
As Walker's recruitment heats up, he says UCLA and Samford have separated themselves among the rest. But an offer from Stanford would catapult the Cardinal right there with the Bruins and the Bulldogs.
For now, Walker is focusing on one thing in his junior season: consistency.
"I’m keying in on my motor for four quarters," Walker said. "I have a great motor but I feel like improve on that motor by going for all four quarters instead of playing for three and a half and taking some plays off, but I want to motor for all four quarters."