Georgia Tech offers one of state’s hottest seniors; UGA next?

6-foot DB Dorian Walker (AJC)

6-foot DB Dorian Walker (AJC)

Georgia Tech has entered the sweepstakes for one of the state’s hottest senior prospects.

Dorian Walker, who burst onto the recruiting scene over the last month while leading Mt. Paran Christian to a state championship, said he was offered by Georgia Tech recruiting coordinator Andy McCollum on Monday night.

“Coach McCollum said, ‘We have an offer from you, and we want to get you down for an official visit,’” Walker told the AJC. “It’s exciting. My dad went to Georgia Tech, so it’s really exciting.”

“I never thought that I would be in the spot that I am right now. It’s surreal that we won a state championship, and I got offered by one of my favorite schools.”

Last Saturday at the Georgia Dome, Walker rushed for 215 yards and three touchdowns in the win over ELCA for the Class A private school championship.

But it’s on the other side of the ball that has attracted a flurry of heavy interest from ACC and SEC schools. Walker is considered a premium prospect at cornerback because of his size (6 feet, 175 pounds) to go along with his athleticism.

Georgia Tech has some competition for Walker. He also has offers from Indiana and Cincinnati. Clemson is contemplating an offer, while UGA defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt stopped by the Cobb County school last week to take a closer look. (Walker hasn’t talked to any UGA coaches since, but said he expects to this week)

“The Clemson coach called me tonight and he basically said that they’re looking for a spot for me,” Walker said. “He asked me to be patient through this process. He said that with the way things are looking now, there will probably be a spot for me. But he said he’s going to call and let me know for sure something opens up.”

Walker’s father was a student-only at Georgia Tech. He studied engineering and now works at Lockheed Martin. The younger Walker said he would like to major in Business or a math-related field in college.

Walker has set up an official visit to Georgia Tech for Jan. 15, and is tentatively scheduled to go to UGA on Jan. 30. He also may take mid-week visits to Cincinnati, Clemson or Indiana, depending on how things unfold over the next few weeks.


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