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Tuesday, January 1, 2013
4-star DE Walker torn between Bama, UF

By Derek Tyson

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Four-star defensive end commit DeMarcus Walker (Jacksonville, Fla./Sandalwood) is torn between Florida and Alabama. The 6-foot-4, 271-pound four-star athlete has been committed to Alabama since August but will visit Florida this upcoming weekend.

Walker, the No. 4-ranked defensive end in the country, said the loss of Alabama secondary coach Jeremy Pruitt to Florida State was a big loss to him.

"For me it was a real big loss," Walker said. "Because that's the coach who I trusted the most out of their whole staff. Seeing that he left it was kind of hard."

Since Pruitt's departure, Walker said he has spoken with Alabama coach Nick Saban.

"He basically just told me that they still need me and he understood how me and Pruitt bonded but he just told me to call him and he will take care of everything."

So where does Walker stand with his commitment?

"I'm real torn right now," he said. "I'm still committed though."