It’s that time of the year where several prospects on the Florida Gators recruiting board will start to visit Gainesville for unofficial visits as they’re out of school for the summer.
Last week 2018 defensive back Isaiah Bolden (6-3, 170, Jacksonville, FL. Bartram Trail) visited Gainesville and walked away speaking highly of the Gators.
“It was a great visit, I loved the campus,” Bolden said of his recent visit to Florida. “The coaches gave me a great feeling and welcomed me on campus, I just love the school. The head strength coach [Mike Kent], Coach [Drew] Hughes and Coach [Mike] Summers were there too.”
While on campus he got to spend a lot of time with the three coaches on campus and they sold one message to Bolden during the visit.
“The coaches were telling me that they wanted me there at Florida,” he said of their message. “They said that I’m one of their priorities for the 2018 class and that they’re going to recruit me hard. We were just hanging out and having a good old time.”
The main reason for Bolden visiting Gainesville last week was to see the Gators facilities and he got the chance.
“The facilities were good, they need to rebuild them a little bit,” Bolden said of the facilities. “It’s not a big deal to me right now but they told me by the time I graduate things would be better and a lot newer.”
Area recruiter Tim Skipper has been the one leading the recruitment of Bolden so far and while he wasn’t on campus during the visit, the two still speak a lot.
“Me and Coach Skip have a great relationship, I just talked to him,” he said of his area recruiter. “We just talk about football and stuff like that. He basically tells me that I’m one of the top prospects in my class and that I’m a big priority to him. He wants me to be a Gator.”
Earlier this week Bolden put out his top 10 schools that included the Florida Gators but he says a decision could come soon.
“I just put out my top 10 but I think I’m getting close to a decision,” Bolden said. “I think I’m going to make a decision this summer after I take some visits. I plan to visit Florida, USF, possibly Miami this summer and Florida State.”
INSIDERS TAKE: The Gators seem like the team to beat right now heading into the summer decision as Bolden and Skipper have a great relationship with each other. Bolden has had a great spring by raking up over a dozen offers already.”