South Carolina Football: Gamecocks getting official visit from 5-star recruit

South Carolina football will be getting an official visit from 5-star OLB/EDGE Zayden Walker who is the brother of incoming 4-star freshman CB Jalewis Solomon.

South Carolina football coach Shane Beamer
South Carolina football coach Shane Beamer / Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports
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SouthCarolina football coach Shane Beamer and his staff have been busy of late, scheduling a bunch of official visits for class of 2025 prospects.

With high school recruits across the nation releasing their lists of top schools (and some even committing already), "official visit season" this summer will be extremely important as the Gamecocks attempt to be among the final teams involved with elite prospects.

One of USC's top prospects in the next class is 5-star linebacker/EDGE Zayden Walker. Walker is the younger brother of incoming Gamecock 4-star cornerback Jalewis Solomon.

According to a joint report from On3's Chad Simmons and Hunter Shelton, the 5-star Walker has scheduled his official visit to the South Carolina football program for June 21st-23rd. He has been on campus numerous times before, and the Gamecocks are one of the teams really in the running for the south Georgia talent.

As a player, Walker is the top-rated linebacker in the country according to On3, 247Sports, and ESPN, and he is the #2 'backer in Rivals' rankings. Though listed as a linebacker, Walker has played a lot of EDGE in his career, as well, and the recruiting rankings have flirted with the idea of ranking him as an EDGE player.

Like his brother, Walker is extremely athletic and has a nose for the football. He is a thick-bodied player who seems capable of carrying more weight than his listed 225 pounds. Illustrating his size and speed, Walker plays some running back for his team at Schley County High School in Ellaville, Georgia.

When he lines up as a traditional linebacker, Walker flies all over the field, making stops in the backfield and chasing down outside plays from sideline to sideline. When asked to rush the passer, he's a menace, using his quick first step to leave high school offensive tackles in the dust and using his compact strength and low center of gravity to go through blockers at times, as well.

You can watch some of his film here.

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