Richard Davenport covers recruiting for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. He is the host of Recruiting Thursday, a weekly radio show that airs from 7 to 8 p.m. on 92.1 FM in Fayetteville; 93.7 FM in Little Rock; 95.3 FM in Fort Smith; 96.3 FM in Hot Springs; 104.3 FM in Harrison/Mountain Home; and 106.9 FM in Arkadelphia.
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ESPN 5-star Jordan Walsh set to announce
ESPN 5-star basketball prospect Jordan Walsh will announce his college decision on Instagram with ESPN national director of recruiting Paul Biancardi at 5 p.m. Thursday.
Walsh, 6-7, 200 pounds, of Link Academy in Branson, Mo., officially visited Arkansas, Texas, Arizona State, Kansas, TCU and Oklahoma during the recruiting process.
If he picks the Razorbacks, Walsh would give Arkansas two 5-star commitments in a class for the first time during the recruiting services era.
ESPN also rates him the No. 2 small forward and No. 7 overall prospect in the nation. A native of Desoto, Texas, Walsh averaged 17 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists per game as a junior for an Oak Cliff (Texas) Faith and Family squad that finished 25-6.
As a freshman, Walsh led Faith and Family to a 36-6 record and its first Class 4A state title.
ESPN 5-star guard and No. 6 overall prospect Nick Smith Jr. committed to Arkansas in September.
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