"He basically was a toss up between them and Alabama," Shadrick Davis, Walker's step dad, said. "He thought that he would rather play closer to home and in his home state. He wanted to represent his own state. He thought that was a great thing to do."
"They were honest and up front," Davis told Scout.com. "They wanted to recruit him and they wanted to see what their team was going to be like with the Brad Beal situation, but they kept recruiting him throughout the process."
Florida assistant coach Matt McCall was the point on Walker's recruitment.
"We've been knowing Matt McCall since he was FAU," Davis said.
"It's great," he said of their relationship with McCall. "He's come down numerous times. He came when he was at FAU. As soon as he got to Gainesville he called and said he still wanted to recruit DeVon. He came down a few times. He told coach Donovan about DeVon."
Walker is holding a ceremony at his school -- Winter Haven (Fla.) High -- at 1:00 p.m. ET to make his choice official.