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WATCH: Highlights of new 5-star Georgia commit Zayden Walker

On3 imageby:Jake Rowe06/05/24


Georgia landed its 10th commitment of the 2025 class on Wednesday and its a big one. Schley County (Ellaville, Ga.) linebacker Zayden Walker chose Georgia over the likes of South Carolina, Miami, and numerous other offers and he immediately becomes one of the top pledges in the Bulldogs 2025 haul.

Walker has been a major UGA target for multiple years. Glenn Schumann and Kirby Smart saw Walker workout a couple of summers ago and he has been a priority since. His junior highlights show why he is so coveted in the current class.

At 6-foot-2 225 pounds, Walker is ranked as the nation’s No. 24 overall prospect per the On3 Industry Ranking, a weighted average of all four websites that publish recruiting rankings. He’s the nation’s top linebacker prospect and the No. 5 player in Georgia. He was considered as a top EDGE prospect earlier before being recategorized as a linebacker.

“Zayden Walker (No. 5) looks like the top EDGE prospect early on. Walker was an explosive presence on both sides of the ball, leading Ellaville (Ga.) Schley County to a state title appearance as a sophomore. The 6-foot-2, 220-pounder has outstanding play strength and is a violent finisher. He flashes high-end on-field athleticism with noticeable first step quickness and the ability to chase down plays in backside pursuit. We also see the athleticism on offense, where he doubles as a dangerous running back.”

Walker is Georgia’s second linebacker commitment of the 2025 class, joining four-star prospect Jadon Perlotte (Buford; Buford, Ga.) The Bulldogs have been stacking talent at the position for awhile now. They landed the nation’s top linebacker in the 2024 class, Justin Williams. Chris Cole, a five-star prospect who finished as the No. 3 linebacker last cycle, also signed with Georgia.

The Bulldogs got five-star prospect Raylen Wilson, who was ranked No. 4 at his position, in the 2023 class. They also reeled in CJ Allen, another high four-star prospect, in that class.

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