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Troy the right fit for Walker

On Saturday, Fruit Cove (Fla.) Bartram Trail wide receiver Bobby Walker traveled to Troy to watch the Trojans defeat Middle Tennessee 38-35 in the "Battle for the Palladium." That visit was all that the 6-foot-1, 170-pound wide receiver needed to pledge to the Sun Belt program.
"I just felt like that was the best fit for me," Walker said of his commitment. "It is the place I want to be."
The visit on Saturday paved the way for his commitment to come about.
"I took a visit over there on Saturday morning wanting to catch a game," Walker said. "I went down there and got a chance to meet all of the coaches that I have been talking to over the past few months. I've had a chance to build a relationship with them and our relationship is real good. The location had a big factor in it as well, with it being only five hours away. I also feel I have a chance to play early."
Walker's affinity for the coaching staff starts at the top.
"I love the head coach, Coach (Larry) Blakeney," Walker said. "I got a chance to speak with him. He seems like a real down-to-earth guy. Me and him have built a great relationship and we are going to continue to build on that."
Another reason why Walker believes that he made the right choice is that he believes he will be used in a variety of ways by Troy.
"They have talked to me about some of the things they want to do with me," Walker said. "They want me to play inside and outside. They also want me to return punts and kicks as well. That was very appealing to me."
The Sunshine State prospect said he has yet to set a date for his official visit to Troy. He chose the Trojans over Middle Tennessee, Ole Miss, and Southern Miss. He intends to only visit Troy between now and National Signing Day.
"I am done with recruiting," Walker said. "This is a solid commitment to Troy. That is where I want to go. I am done with the rest of that."
On Friday, Walker had a 66-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and added two receiving touchdowns as Bartram Trail destroyed Englewood 63-0.
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