The Texas Longhorns now have their eyes on yet another outside linebacker prospect, as Tom Herman and his staff have reached out across the Red River and put an offer on the table for Oklahoma City (Okla.) Bishop McGuinness product Brynden Walker, he announced on Twitter.
An LSU legacy, as Walker’s father, Denard Walker, played for LSU before enjoying nearly a decade in the NFL, Walker is now up to 12 offers. In addition to Texas, Walker owns offers from Iowa State, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, SMU, and Vanderbilt, among others.
His only Crystal Ball pick to date favors Oklahoma State.
Walker’s Texas offer makes his the eighth outside linebacker prospect to earn an offer from the Longhorns this cycle, and the second in as many days, as Texas extended an invitation to Houston Cy Creek star Josh White on Tuesday. Furthermore, White is now the fourth Oklahoma native to add a Texas offer this cycle, and his presence as a mainstay in opposing backfields is likely why the Longhorns are the latest to offer.
As a junior, in addition to totaling 50 tackles, Walker tallied 17 sacks, falling just five sacks short of the school record, which he intends to make his own as a senior, Walker told 247Sports’ Zach Lancaster.
“My junior season was great,” Walker said. “I think the sack record at my school is 22 so I’m really working my butt off so I can beat it.”
A three star talent, the 6’2, 220-pound Walker is ranked as the nation’s No. 688 player and No. 51 outside linebacker, per the 247Sports Composite.