Class of 2015 Fairburn (Ga.) Langston Hughes defensive end D'Andre Walker doesn't do a lot of interviews, mainly because he's still not sure of which schools really have an edge for his commitment. But he made it clear this week that two schools continue to make strong pushes.
"Georgia and Auburn each came by to see me in the spring," the Rivals250 defensive end said. "Georgia was the first school that send three different coaches in one day. That was surprising and shocking."
The Bulldogs have made defensive end a priority in this year's class and have already added Rivals100 prospects Chauncey Rivers and Natrez Patrick with both saying they could potentially play a linebacker/end hybrid role. Walker said Georgia has discussed the same type of role for him.
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"They want me to be a little bit of both," Walker said. "They see me play linebacker and defensive end. But that's not something I really want to do or I think I'll do. I would rather just be a defensive end."
While he and the Georgia coaches see a different vision for his potential future, Walker said the strong interest from the coaches has helped keep the Dawgs in the mix.
"Yeah it was interesting and it just caught me off guard went they sent three coaches in one day," he said. "Then they were out at my spring game so it was good to see."
He added that the commitments of Rivers and Patrick wouldn't impact his decision either way.
"I wouldn't mind playing with them but at the same time that was their choice," he said. "It wouldn't change how I would view the situation."
As far as Auburn, the Tigers have been able to make in-roads by showing Walker the possibility of early playing time.
"I've been having some good conversations with them," he said. "They told me how bad they need me and how many guys they'll be losing and they said they need to stock the depth chart. They said I'm the top person on their board and they think I can come in and play.
Auburn has also quelled some of Walker's consider about his future position.
"They want me at defensive end, not a hybrid, just a guy like Dee Ford," he said. "Going into college I want to play defensive end so that's appealing to me."
Walker said he plans to take several visits over the summer, with both Auburn and Georgia on the list.