The Jackets have gone from 10 to 13 recruits for the 2019 class in just about 24 hours, adding defensive back Wesley Walker and defensive tackle Jamal Camp in a flurry started by offensive lineman Joshua Black yesterday.
If Camp’s last name is familiar, you’re on the right track: he’s the younger brother of current wide receiver Jalen Camp. He takes after his older brother in the size department, measuring in at 6-foot-1 and 270 pounds (versus Jalen at 6-foot-2, 217 pounds), and chose Tech over offers from Tennessee and a number of FCS schools.
A three-star prospect out of South Forsyth, Camp’s primary recruiter is listed as quarterbacks coach Craig Candeto. He is the first defensive tackle of the class and presumably the first to be evaluated by defensive coordinator Nate Woody, which is likely good news for his fit in the 3-4 scheme.
Welsey Walker, meanwhile, is a three-star defensive back out of Nashville, TN who was thought to be Kentucky-bound as early as yesterday by 247Sports. He holds the most impressive offer list of the three most recent commits, one which includes LSU, Mississippi State, Notre Dame, Tennessee, Louisville, Ole Miss, and a number of others. He was brought on board by the staff’s ace recruiter, Andy McCollum.
Ted Roof left the team with a strong group of young defensive backs, at least from a pure talent perspective. Walker will have a great opportunity to contribute once he arrives, but the competition will almost certainly be stiffer than that faced by most other rising freshmen. He is the second defensive back of the class, joining safety Jeremiah Smith.
Note: If you’re looking for Walker’s Twitter, remember that he’s the football player and not the Anglican priest. Confusing, I know.
Congratulations to both Wesley and Jamal on their commitments, and to the recruiting staff on having such a strong couple of days!