Up until this past week, St. Petersburg Lakewood offensive guard Isaiah Wynn was certain about one thing in his recruitment.
“I didn’t want to stay in-state,” he said. “And because of that, I really didn’t like Florida.”
A phone conversation with UF coach Will Muschamp changed all that.
Wynn was offered by Muschamp on Wednesday and immediately moved the Gators into consideration.
“That was my first personal offer from a head coach,” Wynn said. “And how I felt when I was talking to him just had me liking Florida all of a sudden. There was something about getting offered by the head coach that made me feel better about the school.”
The day after receiving his offer from the Gators, Wynn announced his five possible favorites and Florida made the cut along with Auburn, Georgia, Ole Miss and Vanderbilt.
Although UF offered relatively late compared to the other schools, Wynn didn’t mind.
“Coach Muschamp told me Florida does things differently and they don’t jump the gun with other SEC teams,” Wynn said. “They like to take their time and make sure they have a relationship with someone before they offer them. So it was good to hear that and it’s not a big deal to me.”
The Commodores were once the top team for Wynn, but he claims no leaders now and isn’t making a decision anytime soon. The 6-foot-2, 270-pounder plans to visit UF this summer and looks forward to meeting with the staff, players and Dante Fowler Jr., his former teammate.
“I want to sit down with the coaches and start building that relationship,” Wynn said. “I also want to hang out with Dante and the team. He’s been telling me how good it is up there and I’m ready to see it for myself.”
Wynn is ranked the No. 5 offensive guard and 113th overall prospect in the ESPN150.