College Basketball Recruiting: Florida Gators Land Top-10 Recruit Chris Walker

By David LaRose

The Florida Gators already had a top-10 2013 recruiting class but now they may have just secured the top spot.

Chris Walker, a 6-foot-10 195 pound power forward, committed to Florida early Sunday morning bolstering the Gators’ already spectacular recruiting class. Along with Walker’s commitment the Gators have two of the top-10 players in the country verbally locked in to play for them in 2013. Walker’s travel teammate Kasey Hill committed to the Gators back in December of 2011 setting up a monster PG-PF freshman duo.

Walker, rated as the No. 7 prospect in the country, is a sight to see and for his size he is surprisingly quick. He is probably one of the most athletically gifted players in the 2013 recruiting class and has very quick reflexes that allows him to be a force on the defensive end. His size, quickness and athleticism are what makes him so good and Gators head coach Billy Donovan will be happy to see him next summer.

Walker made up his mind to pledge to Florida earlier this month when him and Hill (No. 6 prospect in the country) teamed up to win the prestigious adidas Invitational. After winning that Walker realized the potential that the two of them had and he wanted to make sure they could stick together at the next level.

“In Indianapolis when I saw the way me and (Hill) played, I saw the bigger picture with us possibly competing for a national title,” Walker said.

The two of them will continue their playing days in Gainesville next fall unless things change in the mean time. However, when it comes to Walker and Hill they seem to know what they want and they want to do it together at Florida.

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