One player whose stock has taken off in recent months is 2016 power forward Antwan Walker. Walker was the senior leader for H.D. Woodson’s undefeated team this season, and now the 6-foot-7 power forward is attracting big time interest.
His high school coach, Trey Mines, says Walker began to scratch the surface last spring, and his game has taken off since then.
“I think the biggest thing was going back to last spring and summer,” said Mines. “He played with Team Loaded and had a really good showing and for him playing against that competition carried over to this year. He knew he could be dominant.”
Mines continued about Walker, “He is putting together a lot of things in terms of his length, and his skill is really coming along. Seeing he can play at that level has been huge for his confidence.”
On the recruiting trail things have really picked up, and a big offer came Walker’s way recently.
“Georgetown offered him after we won the state championship,” noted Mines. “A flock of schools are coming in late. South Carolina, Texas is coming in, Arkansas, Maryland, Miami, Providence, Pitt and a lot of big schools are coming in.”
There was some talk about going to prep school and being a part of the 2017 class, but Mines now says the focus is on 2016.
“He is taking it all in, and I think prep school was an option before, but now that he is getting high-major interest, I think he is just looking for the right fit right now,” said Mines. “Going prep school is still an option, but he is exploring 2016 first.”
According to Mines, Walker is going to be making an unofficial visit to Georgetown on Friday to check out the campus. This is just the beginning though for Walker, who is just now focusing on the recruiting process.
“All the high-majors are just starting to come in,” said Mines. “I think he has always had a plan to make visits, but to where he doesn’t have a plan yet. He hasn’t talked too much about his leader or much like that.”
Mines continued, “Now that the season is over it is making (Walker) open up. He has always been wide open, and now with this late surge he is still wide open. I am advising him to go through the process and not make any snap decisions because he has a lot of great options.”
With schools in need of size and athleticism, Walker is definitely one of the top options left on the board and colleges are really taking notice.