Walker enjoyed watching the Florida Gators season opener against Miami

The Florida Gators had several of their targets and commits in Orlando on Saturday to watch the Gators knock off Miami in the season opener.

The coaching staffs for both Florida and Miami weren’t allowed to talk to the recruits in attendance on Saturday but they were treated to a good game.

Offensive lineman Issiah Walker (6-4, 309, Miami, FL. Norland) was one of those in attendance on Saturday and he liked how both teams competed.

“The game was very good to watch, both teams going at it,” Walker said of the Florida/Miami game. “The atmosphere was crazy.”

Walker paid close attention to how the Gators offense looked but he was mainly watching his position group during the game.

“I wasn’t looking at the whole offense, I was looking more at the offensive line and they did good,” he said of Florida’s offense. “They have a good running system and I think I would fit in good with them.”

The offensive lineman says he hears from the coaching staff in Gainesville a lot and they have a message for him about why they like him and want him.

“They always tell me that they want me to become a Florida Gator,” Walker said of the message from the coaches lately. “They text me almost every day and they say how hard I work and how they like my athleticism.”

Walker says Saturday’s win by the Gators helped Florida’s chances with him and he explained why that’s the case.

“I have always been close to Florida since they offered me,” he said on why he likes Florida. “I like their offensive line and Coach [John] Hevesy. His coaching and his style of coaching his technique that he uses when last time I was at Florida was great.”

Walker isn’t sure of what visits he will take next but he knows when he would like to have his recruitment finished.

“I don’t have any visits set up yet,” Walker said of what’s next in his recruitment. “I would like to have my recruitment done probably at the end of the season.”

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.