Walker had signed with Florida in the 2020 recruiting cycle and enrolled in January but entered his name in the transfer portal May 4. Walker was ranked No. 121 overall in this most recent recruiting cycle out of Miami Norland High School in Miami.
I'm staying home 🙌🏾🙌🏾 pic.twitter.com/rMS35kCaJw— Issiah Walker 〽️ (@walker_issiah) May 9, 2020
As a 6-foot-4, 275-pound offensive lineman, Walker was one of the top signees in Florida's class and expected to compete for early playing time in Gainesville. He had committed to South Carolina at one point in his recruitment before decommitting and eventually signing with the Gators.
Although he arrived early on campus, Walker decided to transfer closer to home. The Hurricanes were a school he considered during his recruiting process, so there is some familiarity with the program.
Miami finished the 2020 cycle with the No. 17-ranked recruiting class with eight ESPN 300 commitments and 24 overall.