Walker played in all 15 games last season but did not log big stats en route to the team’s second straight national championship. As a freshman, he finished with nine total tackles, five solo tackles, two tackles for loss, one sack and one pass deflection.
He was expected to step up in a bigger role in 2023 as Georgia looks for its third straight national title.
“I feel like I’ve been successful this year in establishing a role in the third down package,” Walker told DawgsHQ during the College Football Playoffs. “Being a freshman coming in, it was a great opportunity to play. I feel like being an outside and inside backer, it’s very versatile and very beneficial for what my future has to hold.”
As a member of the Class of 2022, Walker was a four-star recruit out of Salisbury (N.C.) High, according to the On3 Industry Ranking, a weighted average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies. He was the No. 2 overall prospect in the state, the No. 4 linebacker in the class and the No. 53 overall prospect in the class.