Issiah Walker breaks down Florida Gators official visit

The Florida Gators coaching staff hosted six official visitors over the weekend including two prospects already committed to the Gators.

Offensive line commit Issiah Walker (6-4, 309, Miami, FL. Norland) was one of those guys on campus this weekend and he got to see a lot of different things.

“It was real good, they showed a lot of love,” Walker said of his visit to Florida on Saturday. “We toured the campus again, we talked with the academic and nutrition people before the game. We talked to all of the coaches too.”

A fellow offensive lineman hosted Walker this weekend and explained to him the advantage that he will have by early enrolling in Gainesville.

“Kingsley [Eguakun] was my host,” he said. “He was just telling that it was good that I was early enrolling so I could get use to Coach [John] Hevesy and the coaching staff. He said when you first come to Florida, it’s going to be kind hard of so it’s good that I’m coming early.”

Offensive line coach John Hevesy also explained to Walker where he will play at once he gets to Gainesville.

“Coach Hevesy wants me to enroll early and come in and work early,” Walker said of the message from Hevesy. “He wants me to get used to the school and then get ready to play left tackle. He said I could play some right tackle too but he just wants me as a tackle.”

Head coach Dan Mullen talked more about academics and what the Gators can offer him but also explained how the early enrolling transition took place.

“Coach Mullen was just talking about everything,” he said of Mullen’s message. “He was talking about the academics and what I had to do when I enroll early and just stuff like that. I think I’m going to fit in fine with them, I just have to keep working.”

Next up for Walker is ending his recruitment by signing but before that the Gators will see him for in-home visit.

“I’m going to sign in December and enroll early,” Walker said of what’s next for him. “I’m just chilling until it’s time to sign early and Coach Mullen is coming for an in-home visit next week too.”

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.