Highly Touted Recruit Chris Walker Commits To Florida

Chris Walker, ESPN’s No. 7 senior in the Class of 2013, committed to Florida early Sunday morning, elevating the Gators’ recruiting class to the No. 1 ranking in the nation.

Walker’s commitment to Florida is unique. By picking the Gators over Louisville and Kansas — this had been trending Florida’s way all month — Walker pledged to resume a playing relationship with Kasey Hill (Eustis, Fla./Montverde), his travel teammate on Florida Elite.

The Gators, who slide past North Carolina in the class rankings, do so on the strength of a two top-10 players in the class of 2013. The big man-point guard tandem of Walker and Hill should translate into one of the more significant duos in college basketball once the pair matriculates.

Walker is a physical specimen and one of the most athletically gifted players in the class. He’s a unique mix of explosion, athleticism and size. There isn’t another big in the class with fast-twitch muscles, ability to change ends and be a factor in the paint defensively.

Source: ESPN.com David Telep