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Florida wing has high major options

For the briefest amount of time, DeVon Walker was off the board for a bit back in the fall. Now, he's in the midst of a strong senior year and taking a look at his options.
A 6-foot-6 wing at Winter Haven (Fla.) High, the Rivals150 prospect committed to Central Florida while on an official visit during the fall. Within hours of his commitment, though, Walker realized that he might have rushed things and retracted his commitment.
"I think I kind of rushed a decision," Walker told Rivals.com. "It was my first visit and everything was kind of eye opening. So I kind of realized that I needed to take things slower and take a couple of more visits."
Saturday night, Walker and his teammates will have their hands full with Palmetto (Fla.) High during a class 6A regional final game. Last weekend, he took his second official visit when he tripped to Alabama.
"It was pretty good," said Walker of Tuscaloosa. "I enjoyed it. I definitely liked the campus and the surrounding area. I loved the fans and I love the program."
The Crimson Tide isn't alone in their pursuit. Walker says that UCF is still under consideration but mentioned that he doesn't have the same communication with the Knights staff that he used to while others have moved up the list.
"Alabama, Florida, Kansas State and Clemson have really been the main ones," said Walker. "They've all offered scholarships."
Long and athletic, Walker is also a pretty good shooter and has lots of ability on the defensive side of the floor. Coaches see a big, multipurpose wing.
"The main thing they say they like is my versatility," said Walker. "Because of my size I can do a lot of things that smaller guards can do as well as a lot of things that big guys can do.
With his big playoff game looming, Walker is devoting all of his attention to his teammates and will likely start scheduling visits after his season is over.
Having taken two visits, he's getting a feel for what to look for and ask and he's not going to rush into anything.
"I learned to ask a lot of questions that's the main thing," said Walker. "You have to get as much info as you need and talk to the players as much as possible. Just try to take it all in.
"I think I'm pretty fresh and free. I don't really want to rush into a decision and make the wrong one. I'm just trying to keep an even head and go from there."
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