Florida Gators offer New York offensive lineman

Florida Gators head coach Jim McElwain and offensive line coach Mike Summers are slowly getting the numbers back to where they should be on the offensive line but that means they have to continue to work hard in recruiting.

While Florida is still recruiting a lot of 2016 prospects they are also now recruiting several 2017 prospects including Isaiah Wilson (6-6, 330, Brooklyn, NY Poly Prep), who picked up a Florida Gators offer recently.

“Florida offered me two weeks ago,” Wilson said of his Florida offer. “Coach [Drew] Hughes was the coach that offered me from Florida. He basically said that he wanted to offer me and that I would be a quality tackle for them at Florida.”

Wilson already has over 30 scholarship offers but he says the Florida Gators offer was a big one to him.

“The offer means a lot to me because it’s Florida,” he said of the offer. “I know that Florida is a great school with great things to offer me as a player and as a student in the class room.”

The 2017 offensive lineman has never visited Florida before but he knows quite a few things about the program in Gainesville.

“I know they signed Martez [Ivey] last year and he was a good player,” Wilson said. “I like their location and their coach has been giving off good vibes so that’s a plus. I need to meet them in person.”

McElwain has found time during the football season to talk to Wilson about what the Florida Gators could offer him.

“I’ve only talked to Coach McElwain a few times over the phone but he seems like a good guy,” he said. “He seems like a cool coach and he said it would be nice if I can make it out there for a visit so we can meet each other.”

One thing that Wilson knows is that McElwain is an offensive coach and he likes that about him the Florida Gators coach.

“I like his offense because it’s a pro-style offense and I think it would prepare me for the NFL,” he said. “I don’t have any visits set up but I do plan to get down there and check them out.”

INSIDERS TAKE: Wilson is one of the top offensive linemen in the country for the class of 2017 and if Florida could get a visit from him then it would be a big plus.

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.