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Big month to begin with upcoming visit to Kansas for Class of 2022 hoops prospect Jordan Walsh

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Kansas University basketball recruiting

Kansas University basketball recruiting

Four-star Class of 2022 prospect Jordan Walsh has a commitment date in mind. Now he just has to get a few things figured out before he makes his final choice.

On Monday morning, Walsh told Brandon Jenkins, of 247 Sports, that he was eyeing Oct. 24 or 25 as the time to drop his commitment video.

“I have not decided the date specifically yet,” Walsh told Jenkins. “But it will be somewhere around there. By the end of the month, I should be committed.”

Part of that process of getting to that point is expected to take place this weekend, when the No. 31-ranked prospect per Rivals.com makes an official visit to Kansas.

A 6-foot-7, 195-pound small forward originally from Dallas, Walsh recently transferred from Southern California Academy just north of Los Angeles to Link Year in Branson, Mo., for the 2021-22 season.

He entered the summer ranked No. 73 in the Rivals 150 and shot up the board after an outstanding performance at the Peach Jam tournament. This summer he played for Drive Nation on the Nike EYBL circuit.

His recruitment caught fire over the summer, with several new, big-name programs extending scholarship offers. When the offer came from Kansas — via a phone call from KU assistant coach Kurtis Townsend in early July — Walsh had no problem telling multiple outlets that he always viewed Kansas as his “dream school.”

With his visit to KU on this week’s schedule, Walsh made it clear he was looking forward to the trip.

“I want to visit to get a feel for their culture,” he told Jenkins on Monday. “Bill Self is obviously a legendary coach. There is a lot of history there, and I want to be around that to see what it feels like.”

Walsh visited Arizona State, Texas and Memphis last month and also is believed to be a top target for Arkansas. All four of those programs, and perhaps a few others, remain in the mix along with Kansas as his recruitment winds down.

"Nobody is out of the running yet," Walsh told JayhawkSlant.com's Shay Wildeboord on Monday.

KU currently has three commitments in the 2022 class — five-star wing Gradey Dick, four-star center Zuby Ejiofor and four-star small forward M.J. Rice. Dick and Ejiofor both visited KU for Late Night in the Phog last week.

It is not yet known how many players Kansas can or will sign in the 2022 recruiting class. But the Jayhawks remain in pur-suit of some of the top talents in the class.

Comments

Robert Brock 2 months ago

Spoiler alert: he ain’t picking Kansas.

Dirk Medema 2 months ago

Someone always predicts that recruit “X” won’t be choosing KU. It’s rather funny though statistically a safe bet. They’re more than 50% likely to go somewhere else.

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