Florida State battling Florida, Miami for four-star offensive tackle Issiah Walker

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FSU beat writers Wayne McGahee III and Curt Weiler break down FSU’s Saturday Night Live recruiting event. Wayne McGahee III, Tallahassee Democrat

Florida State got arguably its top offensive tackle target on the recruiting board on campus for a multi-day visit this weekend.

Four-star Miami (Fla.) Norland offensive tackle Issiah Walker was back in Tallahassee for the third time this year to take in Florida State’s Saturday Night Live event. He arrived on Friday.

“Every visit I’ve been to I have a good relationship with the coaches,” Walker said. “That’s really what it’s about.”

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His relationship with FSU offensive line coach Randy Clements is fairly new with Clements joining the Seminole coaching staff in February.

Despite that, the two have hit it off fairly well.

“He’s cool,” Walker said. 

“He’s always a quiet guy. Not really the loud type coach. Ever since he came here we’ve been cool.”

The 6-foot-4, 309-pound offensive tackle got to spend a lot of time with Clements during his visit. 

The duo watched some film with Clements coaching Walker on some things he should try to do to improve his play this season.

“It was cool,” Walker said. 

“I actually got to watch film with him so I can use stuff during the season… It was pass sets. Some hand things. Some little things he taught me.”

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Walker is ranked as the No. 17 offensive tackle and the No. 158 overall player in the 247Sports composite rankings.

He’s a priority target for Florida, FSU, and Miami, and those three schools are the primary teams in his recruitment. He insists he will play for one of those three programs next year.

Walker plans to return to FSU in November to take in the atmosphere that comes from the FSU-Miami rivalry before making his decision at the end of his senior season.

“I’m definitely going to that game,” Walker said.

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Reach Wayne McGahee III at wmcgahee@tallahassee.com.