Norland (Miami, Fla.) 2020 offensive tackle Issiah Walker, Jr. is a four-star prospect that is verbally committed to Dan Mullen’s program.
Walker originally committed to South Carolina in May 2018 before receiving offers from in-state schools Miami, Florida State, and Florida. In early July, the nation’s No. 15 OT prospect publicly decommitted from USC and later attended camps at Florida and FSU.
Ultimately, on October 5, Walker finalized the flip with his commitment to Florida.
ChompTalk.com caught up with the 6-4, 309-pound tackle about what drew him to the University of Florida and when he intends to sign and enroll at the school.
Walker said that the reason he chose to flip from South Carolina to Florida was simply the coaching staff, “I like the love they have for me and my family. They make me feel at home every time I come here.”
When asked which coach impressed him the most, Walker answered, “All of the coaches because they are all about family.” He also stated that his two favorite facilities were the practice field and the weight room.
Note: Brian Johnson and John Hevesy were the primary recruiters for Walker.
Walker emphasized that with his commitment to Florida, the recruiting process was complete. Walker knows where he wants to be, and that’s in the Swamp in front of 90,000 fanatics.
The offensive tackle is entering with a recruiting class that currently ranks No. 12 nationally and features star players such as QB Anthony Richardson, DT Gervon Dexter, LB Derek Wingo, WR Jaquavion Fraziars, and WR Leonard Manuel.
Dan Mullen and staff have done a splendid job with the 2020 class, and Walker knows he has a place on the team at Florida.
The Gators’ 2020 commit told ChompTalk.com that he plans on signing with Florida during the early signing period in December and also plans to enroll in January.
Despite several trips to the Swamp this year, he is scheduled to take an official visit for the Florida State game on Nov. 30. His visit to Gainesville will give him a better look at the program.
Walker will be one of many high-end prospects on campus for the game. He will have the opportunity to return ‘home’ in front of a sellout crowd ready to embrace the team’s seniors in their final game at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.