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Get To Know Your Orange Man - No. 36, LB Tim Walton

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Take a look at a freshman linebacker from Detroit.

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Name: Tim Walton

Position: Linebacker

Year: Freshman

Height: 6’2"

Weight: 224 lbs.

Hometown: Detroit, Mich.

Highschool: Cass Technical

2015 Stats: As a senior, he led the team in tackles with 121 and also grabbed two interceptions.

2016 Projections: As an incoming freshman, he's not listed on the Syracuse Orange's post spring depth chart. He played inside linebacker in high school, so assuming he's at the same position, he'll be behind junior Zaire Franklin, redshirt freshman Troy Henderson, and sophomore Kyle Kleinberg.

How’d He Get Here?: Walton originally committed to Illinois but flipped to Syracuse about a week before signing day. D-line Coach Vinson Reynolds and Walton have a strong relationship that played a big part in bringing him to Syracuse.

What’d Recruiting Sites Say?: 3 stars across the board (Scout, Rivals, 247, and ESPN).

Links of Wonder: More on his Illinois decommitment from MLive.com.

Money Quote:
Here's a quote about Walton's work ethic in high school from MLive.com:

When Tim Walton first transferred from Bloomfield Hills Brother Rice to Detroit Cass Tech, he asked Tom Wilcher for a pair of keys to the weight room.

"I’ll lock up for you when I’m done," Walton confidently told his new football coach. "I’ll be the last to leave."

Twitterfeed: @__Walt2x

Tweets of Wonder: Walton stated his opinion on the NCAA's debacle about satellite camps during the offseason:

What Does Babers Think Of Him?: Babers tweeted: "Great player, great program, great pedigree!" when Walton signed.

Interesting Nugget O’Interest: Tim's father, Tim Walton Sr., played college football at Ball State and went on to play for the Detroit Lions, Cincinnati Bengals, and Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL.

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