Another milestone has been achieved in our countdown to kickoff as we are now under 40-days to go till toe meets leather and today we we look at true freshman defensive back Wesley Walker.
True freshman defensive back Wesley Walker is one of several touted defensive backs Georgia Tech has brought in, in recent cycles. The 6-foot-0, 187-pounds defensive back was the Jackets second highest rated commitment in the 2019 class only after running back Jamious Griffin. Walker was ranked by 247Sports composite rankings as a top-600 prospect nationally, a top-60 defensive back in the country, and a top-20 player in the Volunteer State.
Walker is also one of four defensive backs joining the Jackets from the 2019 season with cornerbacks Jordan Huff and Kenan Johnson joining the program alongside safety Jeremiah Smith. The Jackets currently have 16 scholarship defensive backs on the roster. They did recently lose one defensive back in Gentry Bonds.
In 2019, Walker may get a few opportunities to show how he can handle the Division I game but most likely we see him as a player who will play in four games or less this upcoming season. He has the talent and a strong skillset that will him to be at worse a quality, second team defensive back during his time on The Flats but the ceiling for Walker is pretty darn high and it wouldn’t be shocking if he turned into an All-ACC cornerback or better for the Jackets in the future. He may need a year or two to get acclimated to the game but for now, there’s a lot to like about Walker and what he could be in the future for the Yellow Jackets.
The Yellow Jackets will kick off their 2019 season against the Clemson Tigers on August 29th in Death Valley.