Sophomore linebacker who figures to see more playing time in 2014 after getting his feet wet in 2013, primarily on special teams... will get plenty of reps in the spring which should give him a better handle on the defensive calls in his second season.
2013: True freshman linebacker who saw action in all 13 games... credited with eight tackles... also notched a quarterback hurry... logged a pair of tackles in the win over Mississippi State.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played linebacker at Bayside Academy in Daphne, Ala., graduating in 2013... helped the Admirals to a 7-5 record as a senior... logged 122 tackles and three blocked punts during his final season... coached by Phil Lazenby... regarded as a three-star prospect, the No. 20 player in the state of Alabama and the 21st-best inside linebacker in the nation by Rivals... a three-star recruit and the No. 46 middle linebacker in the country according to Scout... considered a three-star prospect, the 21st-best player in the state and the 39th-best inside linebacker in the country by 247Sports... named All-Southeast Region by PrepStar... originally committed to Penn State... also officially visited Auburn, Tennessee and Minnesota.
PERSONAL: Jonathan Walton was born September 20, 1994.