While most of the focus right now is on the recruitments of players in the class of 2012, several juniors are making their way through the process as well.
Chris Walker is one of those 2013 prospects ramping up their recruitment this fall, and sources have indicated that people in his circle could be pushing for a decision sooner rather than later.
“It all depends on how close me and the coaches get,” Walker said on Tuesday. “Me meeting all the staffs and stuff like that.”
The 6-foot-10 Holmes County (Fla.) product did add that he could make a decision soon, though.
Right now, there are five schools standing out for his services: Florida, Florida State, Kentucky, Ohio State and Kansas.
“Not a final five yet,” Walker said. “I got interest still in other programs.”
Alabama, Louisville, Baylor, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Connecticut, Texas, Texas Tech and others have also offered the power forward.
Walker tripped to Florida recently, and said it was great. He will also be at Florida State this weekend on an unofficial visit.
One interesting development in his visit schedule is midnight madness. Originally, he was planning to be a part of Kentucky’s Big Blue Madness. That has changed, though.
“I’m not going to Kentucky madness because they’re going to be more worried about signing 2012 people,” Walker said. “So I think I’m going to Kansas [Midnight Madness].”
Walker has improved drastically over the past year. His ability to run the floor and make plays in transition is exceptional for someone his size. Walker can face-up and score with short jumpers or drives to the rim. At the other end, he makes an impact with blocks and rebounds because of his length and athleticism.
He ranks No. 5 in CBSSports.com’s Top 100.