Interest picks up for Walker

It has been a good spring for Martez Walker, and the three-star wing has added a lot of love on the recruiting trail.

Three-star wing Martez Walker was somewhat under the radar going into the spring, but now the Detroit (Mich.) Pershing product is seeing things pick up on the recruiting trail. The 6-foot-5 small forward is extremely versatile, and high-major programs are taking notice.

Known mostly as a one dimensional scorer coming into the spring, Walker has shown improvement in all facets of his game while playing for the REACH Legends, and it has led to more and more attention.

"I've been playing well," said Walker. "I have been trying to get my team more involved along with scoring. Overall I think I have played better defensively and offensively."

When it comes to his recruitment, a long list of schools are really picking up the interest in Walker.

"I have been getting interest from a lot of schools," noted Walker. "Illinois, Tennessee, USC, Providence, Xavier, Iowa, Iowa State, DePaul, Central Michigan, Oakland, Eastern Michigan, Bradley, and Virginia Tech."

One school that has been very active is Iowa State. The Cyclones landed a Pershing product in the 2012 class in Sherron Dorsey-Walker, and again are in the mix at the school.

"I like Iowa State," said Walker. "I want to see their program and how I would fit in. Obviously I know Sherron who is going there so that is a plus."

Also Xavier has been a school showing him a lot of attention, and soon he will get a closer look at the school.

"Coach (Travis) Steele is a really nice coach," said Walker of Xavier. "He has been interested in me for a while, and we are going to head down there for their team camp."

In the SEC, Tennessee is very interested, and the Volunteers continue to monitor Walker's progress.

"We have been emailing and stuff," said Walker of the Vols. "Coach Tracy (Webster) seems like a real good guy, and Tennessee is a good program."

For now Walker is just taking things step by step. With his length and ability to play multiple positions Walker is just looking for a place where he can come in and make an impact.

"I am just looking for the school where I can picture myself playing the best throughout my career," explained Walker.

Currently Walker is viewed as the No. 29 small forward in the country.

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