As far as recruiting, Walton is seeing an increase in attention. "It's heating up a little bit," Walton said. "There's more schools coming in like Cincinnati and Florida."
Two programs seemed to have emerged as solid contenders for his services. "Probably Michigan State and Marquette; both of them are about even."
Maybe even, but not the same in terms of the situation. Tom Crean, the former Michigan State assistant, has already offered a scholarship and Walton even visited the school officially May 14; MSU has not offered … yet.
"[The Marquette visit] went real well. I got to chill with the players and coaches. I had a nice weekend. The coaching staff and how they let their guards play and the chemistry and the team seemed pretty good."
Walton is waiting on results from a standardized test and thinks those results could be tied into more interest. "I think schools are going to start offering. I just have to get my test scores right from my ACT."
A noted defender, Walton has already scored 1,000 points in high school and says that he's improved his jumpshot. The guard is quick to admit, defense remains his No. 1 strength.