by Eldon Khorshidi | @eldonadam
Chris Walker (Bonifay, FL/Holmes County HS), one of the top recruits in the class of 2013, committed early Sunday morning to the University of Florida. With his committment, Walker will continue to play with longtime friend and Florida Elite teammate Kasey Hill, one of the best point guards in the ’13 class. Billy Donovan now owns the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation, according to multiple scouting services.
“I will be playing college basketball for the University of Florida,” Walker said via YouTube. “I will be teaming up with Kasey Hill, and together we will be the best duo in college and we will win a national championship.”
“I made this choice from my heart,” he later added on Twitter. “I wanted to go to a team that I’ma get better as a player and a individual. We WILL make it to Final 4.”
Walker picked the Gators over several other prestigious programs, including Kansas, Louisville, Ohio State and Syracuse. The 6-9, 210-pound combo forward is equipped with precocious athletic ability and an excellent touch in the paint. He has size, explosiveness, and a tireless motor. On defense, he blocks shots and rebounds with relentless tenacity. Walker and Hill—who was Donovan’s first commit in the Class of 2013—will make for a scary duo in Gainesville.