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Florida Football Recruiting: DeMarcus Walker's Decision Comes Today

That bunker must be four feet deep!
That bunker must be four feet deep!

To borrow and completely recontextualize a phrase from Kevin Hart and apply it to Florida football recruiting: We gon' learn today about Jacksonville defensive lineman DeMarcus Walker's college choice. Walker is set to choose between Florida and Alabama (and maybe some other schools are technically in it, I guess?) on ESPNU's RecruitingNation show at 5 p.m. Eastern, and, well, he's probably going to choose Alabama.

The Gainesville Sun's Zach Abolverdi writes that "three very good sources" suggest Walker's Florida-bound, but that the critical mass says Walker, who is 6'4" and 275ish pounds and is thus around the ideal size to play on the defensive line in the SEC. I've been part of that critical mass (hilariously, 247 Sports' J.C. Shurbutt included one of my tweets in his roundup of Walker's recruitment), and I think Nick Saban's going to get another big name out of Jacksonville, which is becoming a 'Bama/Georgia/Florida region, in that order.

Would Walker be a huge pick-up for Florida? Absolutely. But he would be a huge pickup for anyone. And Florida's recent history of producing NFL-caliber pass-rushers is not on par with Alabama's, which is part of why I think Walker opts for crimson and white over the Orange and Blue.