When addressing the media in shortly after being hired Florida coach Billy Napier stated that the walk-on program would be the "lifeblood" of the team. Saying that he would like to have about a 50 man walk-on roster.
One player that will be a part of that number is 6-foot-5 , 240 pound athlete Scott Isacks, who signed with Florida on Wednesday as a preferred walk-on. Isacks attended Metairie Park Country Day School in Metairie, Louisiana, and has tremendous size and potential. I was able to hold a brief interview with him about his decision to sign with Florida, and his future as a Gator.
Nate Hughes: What stood out to you about UF, and what went into that decision?
Scott Isacks: Obviously Florida is in the SEC and I wanted to play and compete with the best. I love the new coaching staff, I love the location, the education is phenomenal. Every aspect stood out.
NH: What are some goals you have for your freshman year?
SI: Some goals that I have are to just come in and compete every day and help win games in any way that I can, through practice or anything.
NH: What are some long-term goals that you have as far as your athletic career?
SI: The long-term goal is to win a national championship, I wanted to come here because I know the coaches and players believe they can. I want to be a part of something special.
When you turn on the film you see a player with great speed and athleticism at that size. During round one of the playoff this year Isacks' he was named the R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Prep Player of the Week. In that game, he had 11 tackles, and two forced fumbles, returning one of those fumbles for a touchdown. He also ran for 148 and three touchdowns on 16 attempts, leading his team to a playoff win.
Isacks was offered a scholarship to attend the University of Louisiana but instead chose to sign with Florida. Isacks is a very underrated prospect whom I believe will have a very successful career as a Gator. He says that he will be playing tight end with the Gators and will arrive to Gainesville in June.