The calls start at daybreak and don’t end until Dan Maehlman goes to bed. The Jonesboro High basketball coach is never too far from a phone call from someone asking about M.J. Walker, the Cardinals’ McDonald’s All-American guard.
Maehlman said he gets calls daily from coaches of the five schools that Walker has on his list — Georgia Tech, Florida State, Virginia Tech, Ohio State and UCLA.
“The infamous question is, ‘Hey, what’s going on down there in Jonesboro?’” Maehlman said. “And you know they’re not asking, ‘How’s school going?’ or all that stuff. They’re basically saying in a nice way, ‘What’s M.J. going to do?’”