On Wednesday the Gators offered one of the top rising offensive linemen in the state of Florida, who currently has 19 scholarship offers.
That prospect is St. Petersburg (Fla.) Lakewood offensive lineman Isaiah Wynn who was happy to get the Florida offer.
“I called coach (Will) Muschamp on Wednesday morning,” Wynn said. “When I called him he said that he wanted to offer me a scholarship to Florida and that I was a great player. It was good to get the offer and it was good that coach Muschamp talked to me about academics too. He said that they have a good sports medicine program and that their program is on the rise.”
The 6-foot-2, 269-pound Wynn has been waiting on this offer for some time now and on Wednesday, Muschamp explained why the offer was late.
“He brought it up to me,” Wynn said. “He told me at Florida they do things differently and they don’t jump the gun on anybody. Coach said that at Florida, he wants to build a relationship with prospects first before offering them. It was good to hear that from him.”
Wednesday was the first conversation between Wynn and Muschamp but he has had contact with one of Florida’s assistants over the past year.
“I talk to coach (Derek) Lewis a lot because he recruits my area,” Wynn said. “He kept telling me that an offer would come and to just keep working hard. He always tells me that he wants me to be a Gator and that I can fit in the interior of the offensive line for the Gators.”
Before this offer came from Florida, the junior prospect had all intentions to take his talents out of state for college.
“I still kind of want to go out of state,” Wynn said. “Because I just want to get away from Florida and see other places but this offer changes things some. I will give Florida real consideration and see what they have to offer me.”
Florida does have one big in advantage for Wynn and that is one of his good friends from high school is already a member of the Gators.
“Me and Dante Fower are pretty close,” Wynn said. “When he comes home we are usually always together and chilling. We are good friends and him being a Gator will play apart in my decision because he will be honest with me and tell me what Florida can do for me and how they will treat me.”