For just the third time, the Texas Longhorns have put an offer on the table for a 2023 defensive tackle talent, as Kissimmee (Fla.) Osceola product John Walker announced on offer from Steve Sarkisian’s program on Monday morning.
The 6’4, 260-pound Walker saw offers start rolling in as early as January 2020 with UCF, Florida State, Miami, and FIU all offering within a single week. With his latest offer from Texas in hand, his total is now up to 16, as the Horns join others including Alabama, Florida, Notre Dame,, Ohio State, Texas A&M, and USC.
As evident by his early offer, Walker will likely be regarded as one of the nation’s elite defensive tackle prospects when his class is ranked, and his efforts on the field certainly support that. As a sophomore, Walker was a force in the trenches, and particularly as a pass rusher, tallying 75 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, 15 sacks, 11 quarterback hurries and three fumble recoveries.
At this time, there are no Crystal Ball projections for which program will ultimately earn his signature.
Walker now joins Montgomery (Ala.) Carver product and Palmetto (Fla.) standout Jordan Renaud.