Kenton Walker is one popular man in the state of California. After picking up an Iowa State offer last week, Walker was offered by Pitt on Wednesday night. With all of this recent attention, where does Walker stand with ISU? What ISU recruit could possibly attract Walker to Iowa State? Get all of the answers here at CN for the absolute best coverage of MBB recruiting around.
Kenton Walker was once considered
a sleeper prospect in the class of 2007. Walker is anything but that now as the summer
is coming to an end. In the past two weeks, he's picked up arguably his two most
high profile offers as of yet.
It started off last week as
Walker picked up an offer from Iowa State
and his former AAU coach and current Iowa State assistant coach, T.J. Otzelberger.
Then, on Wednesday night, Walker told CN that he just received an offer
from Big East power Pitt.
"I wasn't expecting that. I just
got home from hanging out with my friends and my mom told me that. That was
amazing that I got offered by them," Walker told CN about his offer from Pitt.
Walker now currently holds offers from
Cal, San Diego State, Iowa State, Pitt, Creighton and USC.
So what does Iowa State have going for them in the race for
Kenton Walker? Plenty. As mentioned before in this story, Otzelberger has
coached Walker before so a solid relationship
between Otzelberger and Walker's family already exists.
But most importantly of all,
Walker is a former teammate and current good
friend of Iowa
State commit and one of the
top prospects in the entire country, Craig Brackins.
"I know somebody who goes there.
Craig Brackins is going there and it would be nice to play for him and under
Coach Otzelberger," Walker said about Iowa State. "The year that Craig played for the
Pumps, I was on the younger team. I was always watching his games and he would
always come to mine. We were really close and our moms know each other. We both
like each other a lot and we're really good friends."
While the Pitt offer was a
surprise to Walker, the Iowa State
one was somewhat expected by Walker after talking to his former, and
possibly future coach.
"I had a feeling that offer would
come by the way he was talking to me on the phone. It sounded like he was going
to offer me," Walker said.
Walker has never been to Ames, Iowa, but he did say
State is one of the schools
that he plans on visiting in the future.
"I think I'm going to take a visit
State) because they are
rebuilding their entire program and starting out fresh. It would be nice to go
One thing is for sure about the
recruitment of Kenton Walker. He's ready to make a decision, the right school
just needs to stick its head out above the rest.
"I would like to get it off of my
chest right now but I really don't have one."