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The Final Cockdown: #49, Reubyn Walker

Quasi-veteran walk-on transfer looks to make an immediate impact on the Gamecocks' defense.

Reubyn Walker

RS-Junior, Linebacker

6-foot-2 / 230 lbs.

Rock Hill, SC (Northwestern)

Recruitment:

Walk-on transfer. Previously attended Florida A&M.

College Career:

Redshirted his true freshman year at North Greenville University (SC). Played one year with the Crusaders (2013), recording 88 tackles, including 7 TFL and 1.5 sacks in 11 games.

Transferred to Florida A&M last year, and did not participate in football.

Enrolled at USC in January.

2015 Outlook:

While one year of film study at tiny North Greenville isn't much to formulate an opinion on the prospects for Walker, his statistics speak for themselves: I don't care what conference you're playing in or for which team you're doing the playing, 88 tackles in 11 games at the LB position is proof that someone is playing some good football. He's a big enough guy to play in the secondary at Carolina, and he's definitely got some speed and power, but his role will likely be in substitution this year as Skai Moore, Jonathan Walton, T.J. Holloman, and Bryson Allen-Williams will likely see the most action. That being said, look for his (relative) experience to warrant him some playing time this season, as Coach Jon Hoke is looking to turn around the Gamecocks' secondary, and fast. Could Walker be the Gamecocks' sleeping giant in 2015?

Trivia:

Reubyn Walker is not the only walk-on transfer that could make an immediate impact on the team. Can you name another that will likely see a lot of playing time this year?