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Chris Walker, Holmes County

The University of Florida's basketball recruiting for 2013 soared today when it received a commitment from Chris Walker, according to the Florida Times-Union. He is ranked as the No. 6 overall player and No. 2 power forward in the nation by MaxPreps.

The 6-foot-9, 205-pounder from Holmes County (Bonifay, Fla.) was highly sought by Division college powers, with Duke, Kansas and North Carolina in the hunt until the end.

Walker will be playing with an earlier Florida recruit, Kasey Hill, an outstanding point guard from Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.), currently an AAU teammate, to form a superb 1-2 punch in another year.