The Florida Gators received big news on Sunday morning when 2013 power forward Chris Walker committed. Although not surprising (many believed it was only a matter of time), Walker is widely considered one of the nation’s top upcoming seniors and his commitment is big. Prior to Sunday, the Gators 2013 class was made up of exactly one commit – Kasey Hill.
“In Indianapolis when I saw the way me and (Hill) played, I saw the bigger picture with us possibly competing for a national title.” – Chris Walker, 2013 Power Forward
Walker has developed a chemistry with Hill on their AAU team – Florida Elite – and doesn’t want that to end. The pair hope to do big things for the Gators once they arrive.
Before and after Walker pulled the trigger, the highest ranked committed player in the 2013 class belonged to Florida. The Gators now how the only two committed prospects in the top seven – Walker is No. 6 and Hill is No. 7. This gives Florida an edge at the top of the team rankings and also gives Billy Donovan the big man he’s been looking for. Walker becomes the first player taller than 6’6″ to commit to the Gators since the 2010 class.
No surprise here, but good news all around. Walker is a more than welcome addition and one that will do big things for Florida in the future.