Arizona Golf Inks Duo to National Letters of Intent
TUCSON, Ariz. – Head coach Jim Anderson and the University of Arizona Men's Golf program have announced the addition of a pair of signees for their 2021 recruiting class. Ryan Meyer and Johnny Walker, a pair of prep standouts from the state of California, have signed national letters of intent to join the Wildcats next year.
"The timing for this recruiting class is perfect for our program," said Head Coach Jim Anderson. "Ryan and Johnny demonstrate specific qualities and attributes we look for on and off the golf course. Each will challenge an already competitive team upon arriving. Both come from wonderful families and we are very happy to have the Meyers and the Walkers a part of our Wildcat Family."
Oakdale High School
On Becoming a Wildcat:
"I chose the University of Arizona because of all the great golf courses around, the facilities, Coach Anderson and Coach Nallen as well as the strong Pac-12 Conference. Being a Wildcat golfer means being on a great golf team. Coach Anderson and Coach Nallen have created a welcoming and family atmosphere around the program. I am excited about getting a chance to compete with my teammates and as part of the Pac-12."
- 1st place 2019 CIF Northern California High School Championship where he shot a 65
- 6th place 2019 CIF State Championship shot 68
- Qualified for US Open regional 2019
- Qualified for 2019 California Amateur
- 2nd place 2019 NCGA Valley Amateur
- 1st Place NCGA Junior Amateur Championship 2018
- Hogan Cup Team Member 2018
- Member of the 2020 JTNC Challenge Cup Team
- JGANC North/South Cup Team Member 2017 and 2018
- 1st place 2020 JTNC at Spring Creek
- 3.9 GPA throughout high school
Coach Anderson on Ryan:
"Ryan is the latest player from an area of California that has been exceptional for our program. He possesses an incredible work ethic with a golf demeanor and humility which makes him a great teammate. He has experience in amateur events and has already played a US Open Sectional qualifier at a young age. We know he will make giant strides in college thanks to his competitiveness and ability to adapt. His speed and distance are huge assets, and he will use the facilities, weather and experience to hone in his scoring areas. We are very excited to see his game develop with access to competition daily, and I can see him being a rock-solid college golfer in the near future."
Hamilton High School
On Becoming a Wildcat:
"I chose U of A because I feel like it is the place where I can become the best player I can be, it is close to home, and I can play enjoy the courses in the area. I am most excited on joining the Wildcat team because the team is strong and can compete for a national championship. I also want to come play for Coach Anderson because I like his coaching style, and he has a good reputation with his players."
- 2017 Inland Empire Player of the Year for Southern California
- 2019 Arizona Individual High School State Champion
- 2019 and 2020 Arizona Team State Champion
- 2019 Arizona Republic Player of the Year
- 2019 Thompson Invitational Champion
Coach Anderson on Johnny:
"Johnny has a wealth of experience in national events as he continues demonstrating dominance in Arizona. He has multiple state championships, including an individual and team titles. He is very team focused but knows how to go about his own game in competition. I love his ability to shoot really low scores, and his biggest strength is his ability to score regardless of the conditions internal or external. We think his game is complete right now and the experience he continues to pick up will fuel his confidence further in the months leading up to college golf. He is a great addition we couldn't be more excited to have him as a Wildcat."