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Early leader for 2013 Fla. DE

Jacksonville (Fla.) Sandalwood defensive lineman Demarcus Walker is a junior-to-be who emerged during the spring season. After having numerous schools drop by on campus in May, Walker is planning to hit the road and participate in numerous camps this summer.
"I just camped at Clemson," Walker said. "I am going to South Carolina next week. I'd like to try and camp at North Carolina, Georgia Tech, Florida State, and Southern Miss this summer."
A couple of those schools have extended offers to the talented 6-foot-4, 255-pound defensive end.
"The first school that offered me was Southern Miss, then it was FIU, and then yesterday Clemson offered me also after I participated in their camp," Walker said.
As for his most recent offer, from Clemson, it capped off a very good experience for the talented defensive lineman at the Dabo Swinney Football Camp.
"It was a real good experience," Walker said. "I learned a lot of new techniques from the defensive coaches. There was a lot of good competition. It pushed me to my limits. We were doing some 1-on-1 drills and I guess the way I was coming off the edge stood out to them. Nobody could block me. After the fourth time, Coach Swinney sprinted over and shook my hand. I guess I just caught their attention."
In addition to the offers mentioned by Walker, according to Sandalwood Head Coach Adam Geis his star pupil has an offer from Marshall. Another SEC offer appears to be right around the corner.
"Last night I got a call from my head coach saying that Steve Spurrier heard that Coach Swinney had offered me," Walker said. "They just want me to know that when I come to their camp they are going to offer me also."
At this stage in his recruitment, one school is standing out on top.
"The school that leads for me right now is Clemson," Walker said. "I had a great experience there. Their coaches were really positive. It is a great atmosphere. I also met with a player named Tavaris Barnes who is from (Jacksonville) First Coast and he told me what it is like up there."