Had a chance to speak with ESPN recruiting analyst Dave Telep about recent 2011 Florida commitment Walter Pitchford.
The 6-foot-10 recruit, listed between 210 and 220 pounds on various recruiting sites, is a two-star prospect according to Rivals.com
“I think he’s a guy who has some room to grow and improve,” Telep said. “He is probably a rotation guy for Florida, someone who will be able to run the floor and hit an occasional shot.”
Pitchford took a fifth year of high school, enrolling in Summit Christian School in East Lansing, Mich., after asking out of his letter of intent at DePaul University. For a big man, Pitchford showed soft shooting touch out to 3-point range in highlight videos.
“He can hit some shots, but I also think Florida will be looking for him to be an asset inside on the glass,” Telep said. “He has some work to do to get physically stronger to play in the SEC. It may take him some time.”