Valdes is hopeful he can make a relatively quick commitment.
"Hopefully I can make a decision this spring," Valdes said. "I plan on playing through the summer but hopefully I can get a good offer before then."
Education will be an important part of Valdes' decision.
"I want the school to have a teaching program, because I want to become a teacher. I want to go somewhere I can make a difference right away," he said.
The ability to go up and down the court is a strength of Valdes.
"I rebound and push the ball up the court," he said. "I'm still working on my ball handling."