Walker knows he’s a big target for the Florida Gators in 2020

While Dan Mullen and the rest of the Florida Gators coaching staff is focused on the 2019 recruiting class, their also putting a lot of time and effort into the 2020 class as they look to get a head start on those guys.

On Saturday, 2020 defensive end/outside linebacker Zykeivous Walker (6-4, 255, Ellaville, GA. Schley County) visited Florida and liked the atmosphere in the Swamp.

“It was good, I had a great time,” Walker said of his visit to Florida on Saturday. “We really didn’t get to do much but watch the game and talk to the coaches. I enjoyed the game, the atmosphere was awesome.”

While on campus, Walker got the chance to talk to several of the Gators coaches including his potential position coach if he was to choose Florida.

“I talked to Coach Sal [Sunseri] before he took the field,” he said on which coach he talked to. “He just asked how was I and was I doing good and stuff like that.”

Sunseri explained to Walker how much the Gators want him next year and where he could potentially play if he chooses Florida.

“He just let me know how much the Gator family wants me,” Walker said of Sunseri’s recruiting pitch to him. “He said that I’m a big target for 2020 and that I would be a good defensive end coming off the edge for them.”

Walker spent a lot of the game on Saturday watching that position and he walked away with some positive thoughts on the Gators defense.

“Their defense didn’t look bad,” he said of Florida’s defense. “It was actually pretty decent and I liked how the defensive line played and rushed the passer.”

Since September first was really the start of the recruiting process for the 2020 class, Walker is still taking everything in and looking at all his options.

“I don’t know right now, I’m just enjoying the process and talking to the coaches,” Walker said of his recruiting process. “A lot of them [schools] are recruiting me hard right now.”


INSIDERS TAKE: Walker says he plans to return to Florida for another visit this fall but he isn’t sure of the date right now. Walker is a top prospect for the 2020 class.

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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.