Jalon Walker, a 4-star LB and top 50 player, announces college decision
One of the best linebackers in the Class of 2022 announced his college decision on Sunday.
Jalon Walker, a 6-foot-2.5, 225-pounder out of Salisbury, North Carolina is playing his junior season this spring in North Carolina.
After a reported 30 offers, Walker previously narrowed his choices down to Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, Ohio State and North Carolina. He ultimately picked Georgia because of its coaching staff, and he referred to it as “LBU.”
Walker is the No. 50 overall player and the fourth-ranked outside linebacker in the Class of 2022. At 6-foot-2, 220 pounds, he has the speed and versatility to make a major impact at the college level. Gabe Brooks, midland region recruiting analyst for 247Sports, offered this scouting report on Walker.
“Long-framed linebacker with good height and very good length,” Brooks wrote. “Owns virtually college-ready size as an off-ball linebacker with frame space to possibly grow into a full-time edge player, depending on scheme. Ample experience as off-ball linebacker and walking up to the edge. Flashes chase-down athleticism, especially in backside situations aligned on the edge. Shows consistent explosion from two-point stance as an edge rusher in pass-rushing situations. Closes well in pursuit. Athleticism and anticipation allows him to beat blocks to spots to make plays vs. the run. Has shown some encouraging ability to pick up backs in the flats and drop into short zone in coverage situations.”
Here are his highlights from Hudl: