Walker Enjoys Wake Unofficial Visit

Ty Walker, one of three Demon Deacon commitments in the basketball class of 2008, visited Wake Forest this past weekend along with fellow 2008 verbals Al-Farouq Aminu, Tony Woods, and 2009 prospect Dominic Cheek. Walker spoke with DeaconSports following his visit regarding his experience, other recruits in attendance, and his future plans.

"I got to play 5-on-5 with the players and Chris Paul and spend time on the court with the guys," Ty Walker said following his visit. "I'll be taking my official visit on October 27th, but this visit was a good experience playing with the players. Off the court they're really down to earth too and it was also good spending time with the coaches."

Although the competition was a step up from the competition at the high school level, Walker felt as if the game came natural with his future teammates. "When I was playing, I found it easier than what I thought," said Walker. "It was like high school a little. They're just a little better. I think I'll really enjoy playing with everyone."

"Al-Farouq Aminu was there, Tony Woods, and Dominic Cheek," he continued. "All of them are good, very good. I'm looking forward to getting to play with them in 2008. We've got a great class coming in."

Walker had the opportunity to speak with each of the recruits on campus for the weekend while in Winston-Salem. "[Al-Farouq, Tony, and I] just were talking about how much we liked the visit, the players, and the campus. They said they felt comfortable and I was agreeing with all that they said about that. It's all I want in a college, not too big but big-time basketball."

"By far, he's one of the best 2009 players I've seen," Walker said regarding Dominic Cheek. "I had gotten a chance to talk to him. He likes Wake a lot and the fact that we've kept our commits. He likes everything that goes on with the college and said Wake's a school he has major interest in."

While Walker will continue to keep up with Wake Forest and their recruiting efforts, he also has his focus set on winning another state championship for his New Hanover High School team. "Once our high school season ended with the state title last year, we got right back to work," Walker said. "It's tough to repeat so we got right back to work. We've got a championship caliber team; we've just got to see what we can do. We've got a chance to repeat."

Walker currently plans to take the SAT on October 6th and believes he has to get just an 820 to qualify by NCAA standards. "I've done really well in school so I just have to get an 820 to be eligible with my GPA," Walker said. "I've been taking a lot of PSATs and that will be no problem."

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