Isaiah Bond breaks down why he committed to the Florida Gators

The Florida Gators received some good news on Mother’s Day when they picked up a speedster from the state of Georgia.

Receiver Isaiah Bond (6-0, 175, Buford, GA. High) committed to the Gators over Miami and several other schools on Sunday after he and his family decided Florida was the place for him.

“My dad was a key part of it, and was a big thing for me,” Bond said on why he decided to commit to Florida on Sunday. “I felt like I had reached the point in time where I didn’t want to keep dragging on the process. I feel like Florida is the best opportunity for me.”

Bond was very high on the Gators since he picked up an offer from Florida in April and he says once he was able to do his research on the program that he was sold on the Gators.

“Really when I got to sit down and look at the pros and cons,” he said on when he knew Florida was his pick. “It was really a no-brainer, the whole program as a whole sold me and the coaching pedigree they have.”

Receivers coach Billy Gonzales has explained to Bond just what kind of role he will play in the Gators offense once he arrives in Gainesville.

“They say just kind of being a playmaker getting me in the open space,” Bond said on how Florida plans to use him on offense. “Getting me different looks like they did Kadarius Toney, kind of that role to use my speed.”

Bond admits he’s solid on Florida but he still wants to take advantage of his official visits and he has four planned so far.

“June 4th, I will be down there [Florida],” he said on visits. “I still plan to take the rest of my officials to Miami, Alabama, and Texas right now but it’s going to really take a lot to get me away from Florida is all I can say.”

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.