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Friday / November 22.
  • Walker Kessler talks recent visits, upcoming Duke visit

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    By JACOB POLACHECK

    Walker Kessler, the 6-foot-10 center from Woodward Academy (GA), spoke with ZAGSBLOG Sunday about his upcoming official visit to Duke (Feb. 1).

    “It’s Duke, so the history of the program is huge,” said Kessler. “They’re a good [team] with a great coach.”

    Kessler has previously taken official visits to Vanderbilt (Sept. 21), Michigan (Nov. 2), and most recently Virginia (Jan. 4).

    “Virginia was a great visit,” said Kessler. “Their pitch was that they needed me. They said that they really haven’t had a player like me, but they would make system where I would control the game.”

    Kessler previously broke down his Vanderbilt and Michigan visits for ZAGSBLOG  in December:

    Vanderbilt: “I loved my visit. It’s a great school in a great area (Nashville). They have a great coaching staff. Simi [Shittu] and Darius Garland were both McDonald’s All-Americans and are great kids. So I liked it a lot.”

    “They just said pretty much, ‘Hey if you come here, you’re going to be our guy. We’re going to run our offense around you.’ Similar to how they did with Luke Kornet.

    Michigan: “Pretty much the same as Vanderbilt. It’s a great school with a great atmosphere. The coaching staff is great. They had the same pitch, but this time with Mo Wagner. That’s who they said I would play like and who they would run their offense through.”

    Kessler currently holds offers from schools such as Duke, Michigan, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Auburn, Georgia, UCLA, Clemson, Creighton, Florida, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Memphis, Ole Miss, Stanford, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Wake Forest, and Xavier, among others.

    According to 247Sports, Kessler is ranked as the No. 15 overall player in the Class of 2020 and the No. 2 player from the state of Georgia.

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