Offer puts Florida among Wynn’s favorites

Wynn was invited to The Opening at the Miami Nike Football Training Camp on March 17. ( Photo by Tom Hauck)

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.


  1. A lot of talent has come out of Lakewood through the years. I know Fowler is happy with his decision. A force to be reckoned with in CFB’s top conference. Hopefully his former teammate recognizes that!

  2. I’m a freshman that goes to school at Lakewood. I am on the football team and have a physics class with Isaiah, and last time I talked to him (before the offer) he said no way to Florida or any other in-state school other than USF. IDK how this really is effecting him, but he is a great player and a hard worker and always goes 110%, doesn’t let anyone skip out on anything. But in my honest opinion, I don’t think he will be a gator. Fingers crossed though!!!

  3. Isaiah look’s like a high character kid. I would like to see him at Florida so he can develop his athletic skills and pursue his academics to further his future career after football. The mention by his friend that he takes a class in physics speak volumes. Go Gators!

  4. Let’s wait and see how he feels after he visits the campus and gets a true evaluation of the WHOLE picture, not justwhat he was thinking about IN-STATE schools. If he comes in with an open mind, I think he will see a true picture of his future and where he wants to be. It’s still his decision to make! GO GATORS!!!!