The class of 2006 as a whole is a deep group of prospects. One position that stands out is the point guard spot. And one floor general that is standing out in the eye of college recruiters is Will Walker, a 5-foot-11, 160-pound point guard from Bolingbrook (Ill.) High School. The junior is gathering offers and playing well in the process.
Walker has led his new team to a 6-2 record all the while putting up big numbers as a scorer and a passer. He's had a couple games of 25 and a couple of games with 10 assists. And he's had a number of games played in front of college coaches.
On Tuesday night, Walker had an up close and personal meeting with a coach from the Big Ten.
"I was diving out of bounds and I saw a coach from Ohio State in the crowd," Walker said.
Talk about good court vision. The Buckeyes aren't the only school to make an appearance.
The Baylor Bears have been up to see the No. 91 ranked player in the country a couple of times already. The Big 12 school has also offered a scholarship. Marquette, another team with an offer on the table, has made the trip to see the point guard as well.
"Miami said the want to come and see me," Walker said. "My AAU coach told me that a lot of coaches are asking him when I play because they want to come and watch."
Walker said Cal has offered a free ride while Georgia Tech, Illinois, NC State, Oklahoma State, Texas and Wake Forest are all staying in contact with letters and calls to his AAU coach Troy Johnson of the Illinois Wolves. Walker said one school has emerged as one of his favorites.
"I like Georgia Tech a lot right now," he said. "I really like the way they play and get up and down the court. I just like the way the ACC is for guards."
In the colossal match-up between Illinois and Wake Forest a couple of weeks ago, Walker was in the crowd for the battle on an unofficial visit. While the game was huge for most people in Illinois, Walker said he isn't allured by the in-state school.
"I don't really want to stay in state for school," Walker admitted.
While he's more concerned with getting to the state championship game, Walker said he'll start to think more on his recruitment near the end of the season. And according to those close to him, "I should be able to pick where I wanted to go."