Kani Walker is yet another example of Archie Collins’ impact in the state of Georgia.
The three-star cornerback from Douglasville, Georgia has released a Top 10 schools and Collins is the top reason the Panthers are in that list. Along with Pitt, Walker also is considering Boston College, Georgia Southern, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Louisville, Maryland, Memphis, Minnesota and Syracuse.
“Pitt made my Top 10 because of the connection Coach Collins and I have,” Walker told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “Relationships are always important to me because if I feel like I can trust you, it will be easier for me to make a decision.
“I’ve been able to click with Coach Collins because before I transferred to Douglas County High School, we were in contact while I was a New Manchester High School, so the connection has been good for a while now.”
Pitt was able to land two talented cornerbacks (Hunters Sellers and Rashad Battle, both of which are from Georgia) in its recruiting Class of 2020 and hope Walker decides to join them for their Class of 2021. Walker had planned to make an upcoming visit to Pitt, which would’ve been his first, but that got postponed because of coronavirus-related travel restrictions .
“I will be going up there when things get stable with the virus, so hopefully it will be soon,” said Walker.
While the coronavirus has impacted many things in this country, Walker told PSN that he’s trying to live his life as normal as possible.
“The coronavirus hasn’t really had a major impact on what I’ve been doing lately,” Walker said. “I’ve been trying to continue to training and run so that I stay in shape.”
Walker isn’t the only player from Douglasville, Georgia that Pitt is recruiting, as they’ve also offered his teammates 2021 three-star tight end Miles Campbell, 2021 four-star DT Jonathan Jefferson, 2021 three-star DE Joshua Robinson and 2021 three-star cornerback Jaylan Harris.