Walker enjoys the Florida Gators win over UT-Martin

On Saturday, the Florida Gators shut out UT-Martin and while there wasn’t a lot of prospects in the Swamp, the coaching staff had a few of their top targets in attendance for the game.

Offensive lineman Issiah Walker (6-4, 309, Miami, FL. Norland) was one of those guys in attendance for Saturday’s game and he enjoyed the Gators win over UT-Martin.

“The visit was good,” Walker said of his visit to Florida on Saturday. “I got to talk to the coaches a little bit and watch the game.”

Walker liked how the Gators offense moved the ball on Saturday and how engaged the fan base was for Florida’s home opener.

“The atmosphere was crazy and the game was good,” he said on his thoughts on the Swamp atmosphere on Saturday. “The offense was very good, especially the offensive line, they played good.”

While on campus, Walker had the chance to talk to several of Florida’s coaches who are recruiting him to Gainesville.

“I talked to Coach [Brian] Johnson, Coach [Dan] Mullen, Coach [John] Hevesy and Coach Hova,” Walker said on the coaches he talked to on Saturday. “I basically talked to all of the coaching staff.”

The coaching staff all had a message for Walker about how he could fit in with the Gators offense if he chooses to attend Florida.

“They say that they want me to be a Gator,” he said on the message from the coaches. “They say I would fit right in with the offense and that they love my athleticism.”

Walker and the Gators coaching staff has continued to build a good relationship and he says he closest to a few coaches in particular.

“My relationship with the staff is great, I have great bond with them,” Walker said on his relationship with the coaching staff. “I’m close to Coach Johnson, Coach Mullen, Coach Hevesy and Coach Hova.”

After the Gators knocked off Miami, Walker said the Gators were his leader and he says now a decision could come soon for him.

“I’m close to committing but I don’t have a date yet but Florida is on the verge,” he said on where Florida stands with him. “The coaching staff and the school and how comfortable I am with the coaches is why I like Florida.”

Next up for Walker is a few more visits including one when he plans to return to Gainesville to watch the Gators again.

“I don’t have any visits set yet,” Walker said on what’s next for him. “I will be back at Florida for the Auburn game.”

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.