Walker is a 6-5, 290-pound defensive tackle from Thomaston. He came to Georgia with almost as strong a reputation in basketball as in football after helping Upson-Lee High win back-to-back state championships.
It follows that Walker would be mobile for a player his size. He has been able to demonstrate that on Woodruff Practice Fields.
“One thing that some offensive linemen struggle handling is just a quick D-linemen, somebody coming through a gap,” junior guard Ben Cleveland said. “He's definitely got that working for him. He's got really good hands and really good feet.”
Defensive coordinator Dan Lanning seconded that observation.
“Travon is extremely athletic and strong,” Lanning said. “He's really an athletic guy for his size. Obviously has the basketball history as a high school player, so I'm definitely excited to see what he can do. He's a guy that's good moving, but he's also strong enough to hold the point."
Both players have a lot of lettermen ahead of them on the depth chart. But they were recruited to Georgia make an immediate impact, and it appears they might.