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Walker in stretch run

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Decision day is inching closer and closer for Will Walker, a 5-foot-11, 165-pound point guard from Bolingbrook (Ill.) High School. The four-star floor general has two schools on his mind and after he stops by a Big Ten school over Labor Day weekend he could announce where he'll spend his college days.
After seeing a number of high-majors come and go in his recruitment, Walker is down to two finalists - DePaul and Michigan. And the 11th rated point guard in the country according to Rivals.com is perfectly happy with that. Now he's ready to get down to business.
"They are the only two that really seemed to want me real bad," Walker said. "Michigan just stepped in and started to recruit me and DePaul has been one of the schools that stuck by me."
The No. 65 ranked player in the class of 2006 said he could possibly take an unofficial visit to DePaul this weekend and then make a trip to Ann Arbor over Labor Day weekend and check out the University of Michigan.
"I'll probably make my decision one or two days after (the visit to Michigan)," Walker said.
With each school, Walker has found the positives in their respective programs. The proximity to DePaul certainly helps, he said.
"To me, the two best places for guards to play is in the Big East and the ACC. So for DePaul to now be in the Big East and with it so close to home, I really like them," Walker said.
Michigan's recent success on the recruiting trail has also caught Walker's attention.
"I know they just landed a really good player from Detroit (DeShawn Sims) and I know they are looking at some other guys," Walker said. "I feel really secure with them, like I'm the big one they are still waiting on.
"I feel that way with both schools. DePaul has told me that they aren't going to offer any other point guards until I decide because I'm their number one guy right now."
With a couple of visits on the docket, Walker is "real excited to make a decision. Real excited."
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