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4-Star LB Quay Walker Fakes Tennessee Commitment, Flings Hat Across Room, Picks Georgia

Alabama Crimson Tide fans react in the second half of the AllState Sugar Bowl against the Clemson Tigers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 01: Alabama Crimson Tide fans react in the second half of the AllState Sugar Bowl against the Clemson Tigers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Many hoped that four-star linebacker Quay Walker would choose Tennessee today. Instead, he broke Vols fans' hearts.

Quay Walker had been committed to Alabama since June. He was the third player to commit to Alabama in the class of 2018.

Walker is a native of Cordele, Georgia. 247Sports ranks him as the No. 6 player in the state.

He's the nation's No. 31 recruit overall. 247 has him listed at No. 2 among outside linebackers.

During the run-up to National Signing Day however, it seemed unlikely that he would wind up with the Crimson Tide. The main question was: to which program would Walker flip?

Georgia and Tennessee were the main contenders to snag the Alabama-bound LB. As of last week, both had 27-percent of the picks in the 247 crystal ball.

If anything, it seemed like Tennessee had the upper-hand. UT hired Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt as its head coach. Obviously, Walker committed to 'Bama when Pruitt was leading the defense.

His social media profiles were also all-Tennessee orange for about a week. For a moment, it looked like he was actually going to make the jump and pick the Vols. Instead, he sent the UT hat flying across the room during his National Signing Day ceremony earlier today.

Walker wound up going with the Dawgs, revealing a UGA shirt under his jacket after ditching the Vols cap. Georgia had the last chance to impress him, hosting him on an official visit last weekend.

With his commitment, Georgia continues to add to the nation's No. 1 recruiting class. Walker is Georgia's 25th commitment in the class of 2018.