Walker comfortable with the Florida Gators coaching staff

On Friday, the Florida Gators hosted their second weekend of camps and they had several of their top targets on campus to work with the coaching staff.

South Carolina offensive line commit Issiah Walker Jr. (6-4, 302, Miami, FL. Norland) was on campus and enjoyed working out for the Gators coaching staff.

“The camp went very good and I enjoyed myself,” Walker said of his visit to Florida on Friday. “I got to work with Coach [John] Hevesy and I learned a lot of techniques from him.”

Offensive line coach John Hevesy worked with Walker and showed him a few things to help the lineman improve his game.

“Working out with him was great,” he said of working with Hevesy. “He definitely knows what he’s teaching and the tips I got from were to use my arm length against the defensive ends.”

Hevesy also spent time talking with Walker about why the Gators want him in Gainesville and where he could play on the line for Florida.

“His message was I’m a top priority for him and Coach Mullen,” Walker said of the message from Hevesy. “They like my athleticism and that it plays a big part in it. He sees me playing left tackle and he says they have a big need because some of his offensive lineman are leaving.”

Head coach Dan Mullen also talked with Walker on Friday and made sure the lineman knew he was wanted in Gainesville.

“That he’s excited for me being there,” he said of Mullen’s message to him. “He said he wants me to be a Florida Gator.”

Now that Walker has visited Gainesville again, the lineman says his relationship with the coaching staff is good and he likes the Gators.

“Florida has always been high for me and that hasn’t changed,” Walker said of Florida. “I feel really comfortable around them.”

Despite the good visit to Florida, Walker says he remains committed to South Carolina but a few schools are pushing Walker to flip.

“It’s at 90% right now,” he said of his commitment to South Carolina. “It’s a couple of teams in second, Florida, Florida State, Miami, LSU and Auburn.”


INSIDERS TAKE: Walker says he wants to make a final decision after his senior year and he plans to return for an official visit to Florida.

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.