The University of Richmond, in search of big men, received an oral engagement from a 6-foot-10 player on Sunday. Michael Walz, a rising senior at Conestoga High in Berwyn, Pa., Announced via Twitter that he will be joining the Spiders.
According to the 240-pound Walz, scholarship offers have also been extended by Penn State, William & Mary, Bucknell, Drexel, Stony Brook, Delaware and Lehigh. The next day prospects can sign up with college programs is November 10. NCAA rules prohibit college coaches from commenting on rookies who have committed orally until they sign.
The Spiders have two scholarships available for this round of recruiting, and coach Chris Mooney said UR staff during the summer evaluation period had mostly focused on frontline players heading into their final year of the season. high school. Walz would fill one of these two niches.
Richmond has looked to build up his inner strength, as the program that follows this season will definitely lose 6-10 Grant Golden, who will play as a sixth-year senior, and sixth-year Nathan Cayo, also an inside player. The class status of 6-9 Spiders Matt Grace and Sal Koureissi is flexible.
Grace and Koureissi played three seasons. After that year, they could return for a fifth season, if they are interested and invited again, as the NCAA has granted all 2020-21 winter sports athletes additional years in response to the pandemic.