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Former Tennessee Defensive Back Plans On Visiting LSU This Week

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Former Tennessee defensive back Wesley Walker is once again looking for a new home. After transferring to Louisville in December, Walker re-entered the transfer portal last month and is looking for a new home to play his final season of eligibility.

Walker is officially visiting LSU this week according to 247sports Matt Zenitz as the Tigers have become a real contender in the safety’s recruitment.

The Nashville native has been at a plethora of colleges during his career. He spent his first three college seasons at Georgia Tech before transferring to Tennessee for two-seasons. Walker decided to leave Tennessee for his COVID year and originally committed to Ole Miss before de-committing and enrolling at Louisville.

The 6-foot-1 defensive back came off the bench in 2022 before starting at safety for the Vols in 2023. Walker recorded 36 tackles, four pass deflections, one sack and one interception in his redshirt junior season before recording 53 tackles, two pass deflections, one sack and one forced fumble in his redshirt senior season.

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Walker earned a 70.6 PFF grade in 636 plays during his redshirt senior season, a mark that ranked second amongst Vol safeties.

The super senior isn’t the only Vol that’s followed the same path this offseason. Starting defensive end Tyler Baron entered the transfer portal in December and originally committed to Ole Miss before enrolling at Louisville. Baron re-entered the transfer portal last month and has yet to find a new home though he has visited Miami.

The Vols do not play LSU in the regular season so even if Walker ends up with Brian Kelly and Tigers he won’t face off against his old team in the regular season.

Tennessee brought in MTSU transfer JaKobe Thomas as a potential starter at safety next season as the Vols look to replace both their starting safeties from last season. Former Ohio State transfer Andre Turrentine as well as Jourdan Thomas and freshman Boo Carter are the Vols’ other top safeties entering the season.

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