Walker enjoys Gator Great cookout visit with the Florida Gators

Several of the Florida Gators visitors on Saturday for the Gator Great cookout were out of state prospects that are high on the Gators recruiting board.

One of those guys was defensive end Zykeivous Walker (6-4, 260, Ellaville, GA. Schley County) who enjoyed his time with the coaching staff on Saturday.

“I had time at Florida yesterday [Saturday],” Walker said. “I enjoyed everything, I spent a lot of time with the coaching staff. I had a good time down in Florida.”

Walker spent a lot of time with defensive line coach David Turner and head coach Dan Mullen on Saturday and Walker likes both of the coaches .

“My time with Coach Turner was awesome,” he said of his interactions with the coaching staff. “Coach Turner is a good coach and I feel like I have known him for awhile now. I really like Coach Mullen and he’s the type of coach that I can see myself playing for and he would coach me the way I should be coached.”

Mullen and Turner also spent a lot of time with Walker and explaining to him how he would be used in the Gators defense.

“Their message to me was that they want me to know I have an opportunity to come in and play and that they will help me become successful on and off the field,” Walker said on the message from the coaching staff. “They said they can use me in different spots on defense to mix it up and make it hard to block me.”

Walker is now focusing on setting up official visits and the Gators are one of the schools that he plans to take one to.

“I’m planning on going back to at least two or three games,” he said on when he plans to return to Florida for a visit. “One of those games I’m going to plan on doing an official visit for but I just haven’t planned my officials out yet.”

Next up for Walker will likely be a commitment but the defensive end isn’t rushing the process.

“I hope to make my decision soon but I don’t know yet,” Walker said. “We shall see what happens but I’m just going to keep praying about it and see where God leads me.”

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.