Walker talks upcoming visits

Point guard C.J. Walker has three visits set up for the month of June.

Point guard C.J. Walker has had an excellent spring for Spiece Indy Heat in the EYBL. The Indianapolis (Ind.) Tech product has been one of the more sought after floor generals in the area. Now he is down to seven schools with three visits up coming.

About his spring, Walker said, “I think the spring has gone really well. As a team we had some tough losses, but I feel that I improved and showed people what I am capable of. I have shot the ball better and made plays for my team. Also my recruiting has picked up, so it has been a good spring.”

Now Walker is down to seven schools. Butler, Florida State, Illinois, Missouri, Pittsburgh, Wichita State, and Xavier make up his group of finalists.

Currently Walker has three visits set up. He will make an unofficial visit to Xavier on June 7, and then official visits to Florida State June 18-21 and Butler June 26.

About the upcoming visit to Xavier, Walker said, “When I go down there I just want to see the overall campus. I haven’t had a chance to do that yet. I have seen the basic stuff for like team camps and stuff in the past, but I haven’t had a chance to see the whole campus.”

He continued about Xavier, “Relationship wise I have a good bond with Coach (Travis) Steele and Coach (Chris) Mack. They have been talking to me since I was a freshman. Me and Coach Steele talk almost every day. I am just looking forward to having a serious talk about where everything stands and ask them some questions and stuff like that.”

Florida State already had a good in-home visit during April, and now Walker is really looking forward to getting down there to check out the campus.

“I am pretty excited about the official visit,” said Walker of the Seminoles. “My mom and my dad are also really excited about it. Florida State is a pretty good school. People think it is more of a football school, but it is a basketball school as well. They care about their players, and I really like the coaches.”

He continued about Florida State, “The coaches make you feel really comfortable, and they are just easy to talk to. I am really excited to get down there and see them in person.”

Butler is a school located just minutes from his house, so Walker is familiar with the program. However he really wants to see the campus as part of an official visit.

“Me and Butler have a really good relationship,” Walker explained. “Me and Coach Terry (Johnson), Coach (Chris) Holtmann, and the entire coaching staff get along well.”

Walker went on to say about Butler, “I have made a few unofficial visits to Butler, but on an official visit you can learn more. I really want to see it once more and really break things down. I will get to spend time with the coaches and just see everything.”

After making a quick commitment to Purdue before his junior season, Walker says don’t expect another early decision from him now that he has re-opened his recruitment.

“My mom, my dad, and I have talked about it and I am going to sign early, but I am going to do it in the fall,” said Walker. “I made the mistake of committing too early once, and I don’t want to do that again, so I am going to wait until after the summer so I can take all of my visits.”

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