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Report: Chris Walker will not enroll at Florida this semester

Aug 27, 2013, 11:10 AM EDT

Chris Walker, Jarell Martin AP

Today was the final day of the add/drop period at the University of Florida, which means that today was the last day that Chris Walker had to enroll this semester if he wanted to play for and practice with the Gators beginning in September.

According to a report from Gary Parrish of CBSSports.com, Walker has yet to do that.

The 6-foot-10 McDonald’s All-American has spent the summer taking classes to try and get himself through the NCAA’s Eligibility Center, and per Parrish’s report, Walker has yet to finish the necessary classwork and, as a result, cannot enroll until he does.

“But he’s close,” the source told Parrish. “He should enroll and be eligible in December.”

This hurts Florida, but it is certainly not a death-blow to their season. On the one hand, Patric Young and Will Yeguete both return this season, while Damontre Harris and Dorian Finney-Smith, transfers from South Carolina and Virginia Tech, respectively, will be eligible to play. That’s a talented enough front line to compete with anyone in the country.

And it’s also important to remember that, at this point, the plan is for Walker to enroll in December. So while he’ll miss games against Wisconsin, Florida State, UConn and, potentially, Kansas and Memphis, he should be back for SEC play, both Kentucky games and the postseason.

In the end, that’s what really matters.

  1. cmart0907 - Aug 27, 2013 at 1:41 PM

    The kid is dumb. That’s why coach Cal never offered him a scholarship. He knew about it the whole time. Poor Billy Donovan.

  2. tomtravis76 - Aug 29, 2013 at 7:45 AM

    The guy is really talented, he will be entering the draft after this college season. He should just take this time and head overseas to play for a few months, start getting used to being a pro and make some money.

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