Walker visits Florida Gators’ first fall camp practice

The Florida Gators coaching staff has a busy Friday with fall camp starting and Friday Night Lights taking place later on Friday night where many of the Gators top recruits will be on campus.

Offensive lineman Issiah Walker (6-4, 309, Miami, FL. Norland) arrived on campus early on Friday to watch practice before departing town.

“The trip was good but short, I’ll be back Sunday when I come back down,” Walker said of his visit. “I did get to watch film with the coaches and see the new locker room.”

Walker watched some of the Gators practice and after practice he spent a lot of time talking with head coach Dan Mullen.

“I was really talking to Coach Mullen the whole time,” he said. “He was saying that he wants to have me right now on the team.”

Mullen also mentioned to Walker that the Gators would like to have him and offensive lineman Marcus Dumervil as the tackles in this class.

“He said that will be amazing for the offensive line that they’re trying to build,” Walker said of adding Dumervil and himself to the class. “ We’re both dominate players and I’m very athletic.”

Some players would shy away from schools if they wanted to add another top-flight player at their position but Walker is ok with it.

“I’m fine with that, it’s ok with me,” he said on the Gators wanting both in the class.

It has been a few months since Walker last visited the Gators but he says he remains very high on Florida.

“I’m showing a lot of interest in basically all the schools, including Florida,” Walker said. “I would say the school and the coaches is what I like the most about Florida.”

Walker who decomitted from South Carolina earlier this month says he’s going to wait a little bit longer before he makes a final decision and he also is trying to set up official visits.

“My decision will be either at the end or the middle of my season,” he said. “I’m still trying to plan my official visits.”

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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.