Issiah Walker Jr.'s time as a Florida Gator was short-lived. After signing his letter of intent in December 2019, and enrolling in school in January 2020, Walker entered the transfer portal in May. He announced his destination on Saturday.
He's going to Miami (FL).
Walker had been one of the top recruits in Florida's 2020 class, and the Miami-native chose the Gators over his hometown school. He's obviously had second thoughts since making that decision. What isn't as obvious is whether or not Walker will have immediate eligibility at Miami in 2020. Under current rules, he'd be required to sit out a season, though it's possible he'd be granted immediate eligibility via waiver.
Here's the scouting report from 247Sports' Charles Power:
Possesses adequate height and length with a solid build. Was initially on the lighter side early in his career, but has added substantial mass heading into his senior season. Thicker lower body, which helps in his base as a player. Added more than 40 pounds of solid mass from his sophomore to junior seasons. Is an above-average athlete along the offensive line. Light-footed with the ability to redirect in pass protection due to his body quickness. Benefiting from increased strength gains. Has a solid athleticism and core strength combination that allows him to anchor and stop pass rushers at the point of attack. Has the skill set to be an effective pass protector but needs to develop his pass set technique. Though he's most likely to stick at offensive tackle, could develop into a multi-positional offensive lineman given his skill set and size. Projects as a multi-year starter at the Power 5 level with the upside of developing into an NFL Draft pick.
Walker was the No. 15 rated offensive tackle in the 2020 class, and No. 156 overall. He's another notable addition to the Canes roster via transfer, as Miami has already added QB D'Eriq King from Houston as well as DE Quincy Roche from Temple and -- most importantly of all -- kicker Jose Borregales from FIU.