4-star LB Quay Walker chooses Georgia over Alabama, Tennessee

Another top SEC prospect has picked the Bulldogs, and at this rate, recruiting insiders might have to change the name of National Signing Day to Kirby Smart Day. Georgia fans certainly wouldn’t mind.

The Bulldogs pulled off yet another recruiting coup Wednesday morning when four-star outside linebacker Quay Walker flipped from Alabama to Georgia in the latest in a long line of huge additions to Smart’s number-one recruiting class.

Walker (6-4, 236 pounds), a four-star linebacker ranked among the top three outside linebackers in the nation, had been committed to the Crimson Tide since June. Tennessee and its new head coach, former Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt, had reportedly made a strong late push as well. But Smart and the Bulldogs’ ace recruiters were able to bring him on board.

Walker briefly lifted a Tennessee cap before tossing it aside and removing his jacket to reveal a Georgia shirt.

Walker comes from Cordele (Ga.) Crisp County, the same school that produced another elite prospect last year in Auburn signee Markaviest (Big Cat) Bryant.

With half a dozen five-star prospects already signed during the early signing period, top-ranked Georgia is on course to gain further distance ahead of the chase pack in the recruiting rankings.

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