Walsh Ends His Recruitment

Yet another member of the 2008 class is off table. Brian Walsh made up his mind Monday morning and will be playing his college basketball in the Atlantic 10.

It didn't take Brian Walsh long to make a decision following his unofficial visit to Xavier this past weekend.

"I pulled the trigger on Xavier today," Walsh said. "Coach Miller and his staff they came in and recruited me hard and [I like] the players that are going to be there. Everything about it just felt like it was a good fit for me."

During the visit the Xavier staff rolled out the red carpet for the Coraopolis (Pa.) Moon standout. He got a chance to see the entire campus, spent a lot of time with the coaching staff and got a feel for the way they do things.

"The visit was real good. They did everything they could. They pushed me a little bit, but I was comfortable with it because I have a good relationship with those guys, especially Coach Miller."

"They showed me a lot of things, which on the last visit I didn't get to see. I also got to meet all the players and I didn't do that on the last visit. Everything just fell into place."

Walsh, who is known as a dead-eye shooter and solid athlete, also picked Xavier because of their incoming class. The Musketeers already hold a commitment from one of the best big men in the country and that meant a lot to Walsh.

"I'm going to fit in real good. Kenny Frease is one of the best bigs in the nation down low and then they have two point guards coming in. Having a big guy and two point guards will make it so much easier for me to be able to shoot threes and do whatever they need me to do."

Walsh joins Kenny Frease, Mark Lyons and Brad Redford to make up what should be the best 2008 class in the Atlantic 10 conference.

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