The Chris Walker saga just won’t go away. Florida’s highly coveted recruit has been fighting an eligibility battle all summer. Normally you see kids of his talent go to prep schools that are accustom to sending players off to Division I programs. Well, unfortunately Walker didn’t choose that route.
Walker stayed at his local high school in Florida and it’s resulted in him not being able to enroll in the classes necessary he needed as a freshman and a sophomore to make it through the NCAA’s Eligibility Center.
Now the 6-foot-10 athlete is playing catch up. Kevin Brockway of the Gaineville Sun reports Walker may not enroll until December.
Walker may not enroll until December to ensure he meets NCAA eligibility requirements. He took three online courses over the summer in an effort to complete his core courses. Those grades then need to be reviewed by the NCAA Clearinghouse. Based on his last ACT score (16), Walker needs to finish with a 2.6 GPA or higher to gain initial NCAA eligibility.
There is a drop-add period through August 27 (a week from Tuesday) in which the 6-foot-10 forward can enroll in fall classes. The Gators would love to have him from the start, but if that’s not the case, it won’t be the end of the world.
The Gators will be just fine, considering Patric Young and Will Yeguete are returning.