Chris Walker...Clearinghouse

Discussion in 'Nuttin' but Net' started by LetItFly, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. phideltdj
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    Great news and thanks for clearing it up.
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    Others have indicated Chris Walker's loyalty to his guardians in not changing high schools to his benefit. Why wouldn't he have that same loyalty to Billy D (and UF and Casey)?
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    I don't think is any loyalty issue at play here. I have heard nothing of him going elsewhere... Such JC.
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    I don't know if Holmes County High School can even get their valedictorian into UF. They might not even offer the necessary core classes that UF requires. For a large part of that population, just graduating high school is a huge accomplishment.
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    Man, that's sad. We lived in the poorest county in TN for 12 years and our son still got into UF (and graduated) and he wasn't even at the top of his class.
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    I'm loving everything I read about this kid.....taking what you say as how things will unfold. is he a candidate for a second year at UF?
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    Holmes County High School's FCAT scores are above the state average. About 38% of their graduates go on to get at least a bachelor's degree. You make it seem like the worst school in the state when it is actually above average. Is it even possible for a public high school in the state of Florida to not offer the core classes needed to get into a public university in Florida?
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    Some people love the "it's not my fault" mentality, amazing
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    Few would argue that its not a more appealing story if he were just a determined kid who is struggling through life with every odd stacked against him. I'm not suggesting it is or isn't this way.
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    Seems like you're extrapolating a bit. By the way, Chris's parents did abandon him. That's not exactly an easy thing to deal with.
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    And some people don't get it that a lot of kids are dealt a bad hand. Walker is not making any excuses. He was dealt a bad hand, but he also was fortunate to grow up to be 6"10" with tremendous athletic ability.
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    I believe there is a difference in making excuses and factors that directly affect how a kid will turn out.
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    He was certainly dealt a bad hand in his family life. However, there is no reason to act like his high school is this place of hopelessness where few can go on to any kind of success.
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    That sounds true to me. However, Walker is the voice that counts, and I haven't read about any excuses coming from him.
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    You are right. In his recent comments, he talked about how he knows now that he should have taken his education more seriously.
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    This is typical StrangeGator hatrid for his native Florida panhandle, and is total BS. I don't know what happened to him growing up in Bay County, but it scarred him for life. Holmes County High School is not the top HS in the state, but I live in Gainesville and my dentist and my veterinarian are both HCHS and UF graduates.

    Strange, you really get old sometimes. Please stick to things you know about.
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    Thank you some people are clueless
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    So if he is here 2nd semester he will be eligible and available to play around SEC sched...correct?
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    At 6'10" I can't wait to see him take the ball from above the rim whether it is blocking, rebounding or stealing the ball. Just the look from the opposing teams will give me goose bumps. So Chris, come on, let's get the show started! It's been a while since a pan handle boy has lit it up in Gainseville. This is where your life will get it together, find many new good friends, get beefed up ready for the Pro's in a couple of years, LOL.

    Gators plus Chris, Final Four baby!
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    Should be able to play by mid December.

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