Reading (PA) five-star forward Lonnie Walker helped his stock this summer as much as anybody with his impressive play.
“My summer went great,” Walker said. “I played against the top talent in the country and the way I performed was self-explanatory. I am gracious and blessed enough to be playing as well as I did.”
As good as Walker is, he admits that the pace of his recruitment has surprised him a bit.
“I thought I would be a pretty good player, but I didn't think I would be at this level,” Walker said. “Every night I thank the man upstairs for the fact I am still playing and doing so well.”
Walker continues to work for as many offers as he can get, including one specific offer that he feels would be an acknowledgment of his skills.
“All the offers are the same, but a Kentucky offer is one you can’t put into words,” Walker said. “That tells you how well you have been doing and who you are as a player.”
Arizona is just one of the many schools that are hoping to land Walker.
“Arizona has offered me,” he said. “It has been great with them. First an assistant talked to me and then Coach Miller said he is going to be more hands on and talk to me more.
“It means a lot when a head coach says that because it means the interest in genuine and the school really wants you.”
With Walker hearing from so many coaches, he has developed criteria for looking at schools.
“What type of coach are they and how will they talk to me,” Walker said. “Are they being truthful or are they lying? Also I look at who is going there and who is leaving and all that.”
There currently aren’t any plans for Walker to take visits, but he has a general timeline for the remainder of his recruitment.
“I am hoping to cut my list at some point in August and then take officials in October and commit the following month,” Walker said.