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Georgia Tech transfer DB Wesley Walker, a Nashville native, commits to Tennessee Vols football

Georgia Tech transfer defensive back Wesley Walker, a Nashville native, committed to Tennessee Vols football on Sunday.

Walker announced the news via Twitter. The 6-foot-1 defensive back played three seasons at Georgia Tech and was used mostly as a nickelback.

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Walker was sixth on the Yellow Jackets in tackles in 2021 (45) and has totaled 20 games in the past two seasons. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Walker played 79% of the defensive snaps in the 10 games that he played in 2021. He announced his entry into the transfer portal on Feb. 20.

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The sophomore will have a maximum of three seasons of eligibility left. While the Vols return their starting safeties in 2022, Alontae Taylor is headed to the NFL. There will be plenty of snaps available to earn for Walker and others in the secondary during the spring and preseason.

He is the stepbrother of UT defensive end Tyler Baron.

Walker played at Ensworth, where he was a three-star recruit. Walker originally signed with Georgia Tech over Tennessee, Notre Dame, Kentucky and Ole Miss.

This article originally appeared on Knoxville News Sentinel: Wesley Walker to transfer to Tennessee Vols football from Georgia Tech

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