Bond says official visit solidified his commitment to the Florida Gators

The Florida Gators had two of their commits on campus this weekend for official visits as they were helping the coaching staff recruit others.

Receiver commit Isaiah Bond (6-0, 175, Buford, GA. High) was able to see the campus for the first time this weekend and enjoyed his time in Gainesville.

“The visit went great this weekend,” Bond said of his official visit. “I got to do a bunch of stuff, view the campus, view the athletic facilities, we drove around on golf carts and seen the school. We got to meet with the coaches, ate a lot, and hang out with the players.”

Bond was hosted by a current receiver on the team and he had a message to the Gators commit about why Florida is the place to be.

“Xzavier Henderson,” he said on who his player host was. “Really just telling me how it’s to be here and that this is the place if you want to get better and reach your goals in life.”

Receivers coach Billy Gonzales was able to show Bond how he would be used on offense and his game fits the Gators offense.

“Basically fit in because I’m a versatile player,” Bond said of the message from Gonzales. “They will use me multiple ways and move me all-around the field to get me the ball with my speed.”

Head coach Dan Mullen also met with Bond for the first time in person this weekend the Gators commit liked his future head coach.

“His message was all positive that he can’t wait to get me here,” he said on the message from Mullen. “Coach Mullen is a really good guy, he talked about school, sports and life.”

Bond and quarterback commit Nick Evers were on social media all weekend recruiting other uncommitted prospects and they had a simple message to those guys.

“We were recruiting everybody there,” Bond said of him and Nick Evers recruiting the uncommitted guys. “Basically just telling them that if you want to be the best player you can and reach your goals in life then you know where to come.”

After the visit, Bond says he knows why he committed to the Gators and the visit lived up to his expectations.

“It solidified my commitment, it showed me why I picked the school,” he said of the visit. “Everything lived up to my expectations that I was looking for. I can’t complain about anything, I had a great trip. It was everything they showed me on the virtual visit and even better.”



INSIDERS TAKE: Bond says he will still take his official visits to Miami and Alabama but that he cleared them with Dan Mullen first.

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, 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.