The D.C. Assault to Kansas State pipeline continues. The Big 12 school picked up a commitment from Wally Judge, a top 30 prospect from the class of 2009 late Monday night.
Judge phoned the Wildcats late Monday night and made the decision, less than 72 hours after making a visit to Manhattan for the midnight madness festivities.
"It was a good trip. You can learn a lot more about a school just by getting onto the campus and seeing the atmosphere for yourself.," Judge said. "Of course, I have friends that go there in Mike Beasley and Ron Anderson. I could see that they love it there. The campus is nice and everyone around the campus is nice. I like the way the school is focused on that aspect of it."
Judge is the first player to commit to Kansas State in the class of 2009. He is the fourth player from the D.C. Assault program to commit to the Big 12 school. K-State assistant coach Dalonte Hill has spearheaded the recruiting efforts with the AAU program. Hill was a coach within the program before diving into the college coaching ranks.
The 6-foot-9, 218-pound forward is a native of Virginia and moved to Jacksonville over the summer to attend Arlington Country Day. Kansas State also has a connection with the Sunshine State powerhouse. Jason Bennett played at the school before heading off to Kansas State. He has since transferred to a junior college back in Florida.
Judge also considered Georgetown, Texas, West Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Minnesota, North Carolina, Indiana, Villanova, Marquette, Cincinnati and others, he said.
Judge was one of several D.C. Assault players that unofficially visited Kansas State last weekend. He was joined by Rodney McGruder, Terrance Boyd, James Stewart and Darryl Traynham.