Two years after the first scholarship offer from the Bears, Ja'Kobe Walter made his commitment to them.
Walter visited the campus a year ago.
Walter said that he ended his recruitment because it became more difficult as time went on. The recruitment process was getting repetitive.
Walter, a 6-foot-5 wing from Texas who attends Link Year Prep (Missouri), chose Baylor over a final list that also included Texas, auburn and Alabama He moved to Texas at the end of April after visiting Alabama and Auburn. Walter visited another school earlier this month.
Walter said that the winning history under Scott Drew and who he has put in the league was the reason for him to choose the Bears. He is very energetic. He's never had a bad day. He builds confidence in his players.
Walter is considered the second-best player in the state of Texas behind Ron Holland. In seven games with Team Trae Young on the Adidas circuit this spring, Walter is averaging 22.9 points and 4.5 rebound while shooting nearly 37% from the 3-point range. He's made more free throws than anyone else.
Walter can score in a variety of ways as a shooting guard. He has the ability to put the ball on the floor and shoot from the outside. Walter has a combination of size, scoring ability and basketball IQ that make him a shot- creator on the basketball court.
He is likely to step into a wide-open perimeter for the Bears, which has rising senior Adam Flagler and one-and-done candidate Keyonte George among its backcourt options.
Both Walter and Little are four-star prospects from the same basketball academy.