As college coaches start visiting recruits across the nation, Jayan Walker has heard from his fair share. Recently, coaches from Arkansas State, Marshall, and Middle Tennessee made their way to Walker’s new school, Combine Academy, to see the 6-foot-6 wing for themselves.
Another school entrenched in the mix to land Walker’s talents is Georgia State, where he recently took a visit of his own. “[I took the Georgia State visit] last weekend. They really like me and my family. I fit their culture and style of play. Coach Jonas (Hayes) and the staff are going to be tough on me, but also help me develop and win games.”
Additionally, he has two more visits on the horizon. “I have Marshall scheduled for next weekend and then Arkansas State for October 22nd,” he told Hoop Scoop Media.
In addition to the three programs in his visit plans, there is another school standing out to him right now. “The schools standing out the most so far are Georgia State, Marshall, St. Bonaventure, and Arkansas State.”
Middle Tennessee assistant coach Eric Wilson was one of the coaches to stop by Walker’s high school and is beginning to build a relationship with the standout scorer. “Coach Wilson is cool. I still have to learn more about that staff.”
While colleges continue to reach out to him, Jayan Walker is focused on the upcoming season at his new school, Combine Academy. “Right now, I don’t have a set date for a decision. I just want to focus on improving and getting ready to win games for Combine.”
The transfer to Combine surrounds him with several major recruits for his final high school season. “I wanted to be in a basketball environment everyday that I can continue to work on my game everyday and prepare myself for success at the next level. Coach Mike (Wright) believes in me and I believe that I can help Combine to win games and continue to be a nationally ranked program.”
At the end of the day, Walker wants to add winning to both Combine Academy and whichever college program he ultimately chooses. “I think I’m a hard worker that is a skilled player. I can shoot it well and make winning plays for others. I can play good on ball defense and rebound as well. I’m a winning player. I’m a good teammate and a high character guy that will help a program win.”