A Visit with 2025 4-star LB Mantrez Walker who’s set to attend Ole Miss Junior Day
OXFORD, Miss. — With the 2024 high school recruiting season winding down, Ole Miss football is ramping up efforts on the next men up in the 2025 class, which is full of talented players. One of those players is Mantrez Walker a four-star linebacker, according to Rivals, out of Buford, Georgia.
Walker will be attending Ole Miss Junior Day on February 3rd this upcoming weekend.
— Mantrez Walker (@MantrezWalker) January 23, 2024
In two varsity seasons at Buford, Walker has totaled 59 tackles, 32 of which have been solo.
We had a chance to visit with Walker before he heads to Oxford. The 6’0, 215-playmaker says he has a lot to look forward to.
“I’m excited to see the new facility, but it’s not even about that. It’s about where they see me being in their program, where I’m at on their board, is it a place where I can develop… It’s narrowing down, so it’s going to be very important for me to see what they have to offer because they are one of my top schools.”
Mantrez Walker on his upcoming visit to Ole Miss
Some of Walker’s other top schools include: Miami, Michigan, Penn State, Colorado, Tennessee, Missouri, and more.
In addition to those programs, Walker has offers from: Arkansas, Boston College, Duke, Florida, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Grambling State, Illinois, Louisville, LSU, Michigan State, Ohio State, Purdue, South Carolina, Stanford, UCF, and others.
Despite Mantrez having a variety of schools that he is interested in, his relationship with defensive coordinator Pete Golding is something that has specifically made Ole Miss stand out to him.
“I went down there last spring, and they were undergoing reconstruction, so I really couldn’t go around and see everything but just sitting there with Coach Golding, my parents really liked him. The past linebackers he has coached, being a part of Saban’s defense, winning a national championship, learning from a guy like that, that would be beneficial for me.“
Mantrez continued when talking about Coach Kiffin.
“Lane Kiffin is a great guy. He is a player’s coach, I like how he vibes with the players, I feel like I could fit in the program really good,” Walker explained.
As we concluded the interview, Walker informed me that he will be an early enrollee wherever he decides to play football; therefore, he would like to make a decision before the start of his final high school season. He also added that his top three to four schools will be released in the upcoming weeks.
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