Isaiah Nixon commits to the Florida Gators

The Florida Gators picked up their 7th commitment of the 2023 class on Tuesday afternoon when an in-state prospect committed to Florida.

Defensive end Isaiah Nixon (6-4, 215, Saint Petersburg, FL. Lakewood) committed to Florida just one day after leaving the UCF class after he was in Gainesville over the weekend.

“Home!! #GoGators,” Nixon tweeted.

Nixon has been on campus several times and has built a solid relationship with outside linebackers coach Mike Peterson that dates back two years now.

“Coach Peterson is a great coach,” Nixon said of Peterson. “He coached at South Carolina, he had a lot of players he coached go to the NFL and that’s where I’m trying to be at. I’m looking forward to him being my future coach.”

Peterson and the rest of the coaching staff have explained to Nixon just how he would fit into the Gators’ defense.

“They want me at the outside linebacker spot,” he said. “They also want me to rush the quarterback on third down, third and long I will be standing up with my speed and quickness.”

Nixon is the first defensive prospect to commit to the Gators and the first in what’s expected to be a big defensive line class as the Gators look to improve that position group.

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.