Horton still has the Florida Gators on top

The Florida Gators had several offensive playmakers on campus on Tuesday including a few from out-of-state schools.

Receiver Isaiah Horton (6-3, 190, Murfreesboro, TN. Oakland) was on campus on Tuesday and enjoyed getting to see everything the campus had to offer.

“It was good, good experience,” Horton said of his visit to Florida on Tuesday. “I got to get down here and see Coach [Billy] Gonzales for the first time, he’s a great guy in person. The coaching staff was great; the academic things I saw were great. Everything was great.”

Horton had said heading into the visit that he wanted to meet the coaches and see how they were like in person compared to zoom calls and the first impression was a good one for the Gators.

“It was wonderful,” he said on seeing the coaches in person. “Getting to see them for the first time, they were great people. Nice people, I just had a good time, pretty sure my family did too.”

Receivers coach Billy Gonzales and head coach Dan Mullen also met at length with Horton and had a message for the receiver.

“My size, my height, my speed, and my athleticism,” Horton said on what Florida likes about his game during his talks with the staff. “His [Mullen] energy he brought to me was good so my energy level went up even more. It made it seem like he cared.”

A few months ago Horton named the Gators his leader and he says that it’s still the case for a few reasons.

“It’s still the case, they’re at the top,” he said of Florida being his leader. “Just the relationship they’ve built and they’ve been the same over the phone and in person. That’s what I like.”

Next up for Horton will be more trips but he plans to get back to Gainesville for an official visit as well.

“I’m at Tennessee this weekend,” Horton said of upcoming visits. “June 11th I have an official with Miami. June 18th I have an unofficial with Alabama. Me and Coach G [Gonzales] are going to talk about a visit for here.”


INSIDERS TAKE: Horton says he wants to be committed before the season.

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.