Issiah Walker breaks down his Florida Gators commitment

Right before kickoff on Saturday afternoon the Florida Gators picked up their 19th commitment for the class of 2020.

Offensive lineman Issiah Walker (6-4, 309, Miami, FL. Norland) committed to Florida over Florida State and others and he says it was due to the coaching staff in Gainesville.

“I just wanted to be a Gator,” Walker said on why he decided to commit on Saturday. “I also know the coaching staff will get me far.”

Walker named Florida his leader earlier this fall and he says he has known for a while that Gainesville was the place for him.

“I’ve been knowing that I wanted to be a Gator,” he said on when he knew he wanted to commit. “I just wanted to play for a great school who has a great coaching staff and that’s Florida.”

While on the field for pregame warm-ups, Walker talked to head coach Dan Mullen and offensive line coach John Hevesy and that’s when he gave them the news.

“I talked to Coach Mullen before the game and told him I wanted to commit,” Walker said of when he told the coaches. “He gave me a hug and Coach Hevesy started jumping on me. It was fun and my family was happy they love the staff.”

Walker watched the game not as a target for the Gators but as a commit and he enjoyed the noise in the Swamp.

“The atmosphere was crazy,” he said on his reaction to the game. “The offensive line did good and they won the game.”

During the game, Walker also had the chance to talk with several of Florida’s commits and he plans to start recruiting one of Florida’s top remaining targets as well.

“I talked to Gervon [Dexter], Richie [Leonard] and Gerald [Mincey],” Walker said on the other recruits he talked to. “I’m going to recruit Marcus [Dumervil], I think the chances are high with him and it would be awesome teaming up with him.”

Walker had scheduled an official visit to Florida State but he says that visit is now off since he committed to Florida.

“No, just visiting Florida,” he said on if he plans to visit Florida State still. “I’m all Gator.”

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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.