Walker has the Florida Gators right there with South Carolina

The Florida Gators hosted their first junior day of the year on Saturday and hosted several prospects committed to other schools for the big event.

2020 South Carolina offensive line commit Issiah Walker Jr. (6-4, 255, Miami, FL. Norland) was on campus and got to see a lot of things in Gainesville.

“It was good, I enjoyed myself,” Walker said of his junior day visit to Florida. “We tried on the gear, talked to the coaches, we toured the whole facility and campus. I seen the Jordan shoes, I love that.”

Walker spent time in the meeting room with Florida offensive line coach John Hevesy as the assistant coach went over how he coaches the line.

“He was on the board going through drills and stuff that they actually do,” he said of his meeting with Hevesy. “He was showing us things that his guys have to practice on in order to prepare for the NFL. Things like that.”

Hevesy also had a message for how bad the Gators need Walker and how he could contribute to the offensive in Gainesville.

“He was telling me that I would be a big contributor to their offensive line,” Walker said of Hevesy’s message to him about needing him. “He said he likes how fit and athletic I am. They want me at tackle, right tackle or left tackle whichever one they need me at.”

The South Carolina commit also had the chance to sit down with head coach Dan Mullen while on campus on Saturday.

“I talked with him for a little bit,” he said of talking with Coach Mullen. “He was asking me how I was doing and just little things like that. Just catching up.”

Mullen has impressed Walker with his turn around season he had for the Gators in 2018 and the way he’s building the program in Gainesville.

“They’re definitely building a good program,” Walker said. “They went from 4 wins to a 10 win team. That’s a big difference in their program.”

After Saturday’s trip, Walker remains committed to South Carolina but the Gators are right there for the 2020 lineman.

“They’re definitely still high, Florida has always been high up there,” he said of Florida. “I would say it’s 50/50 between Florida and South Carolina.”


INSIDERS TAKE: Walker says he wants to visit LSU and also visit Florida again for an official visit. Walker says a final decision will come during his senior year.

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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.