Interview with 4-star recruit Isaiah Bolden

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4-star recruit Isaiah Bolden recently re-opened his college recruitment, making it the second time this year he’s de-committed to a school he was once intent on playing for.   The Florida native was originally committed to FSU until he changed his mind and then moved on to the Oregon Ducks.  The time spent in Eugene had a significant impact on Isaiah as he formed a bond with the defensive-minded, head coach Willie Taggart.  Bolden knew he fit in where ever Taggart called the shots and as luck would have it, Taggart was offered the head coaching job at a school Bolden once regarded as his #1 school of interest, Florida State.

Is 4-star recruit Isaiah Bolden going to recommit to FSU?

Not surprisingly, once the news broke about Taggart taking the job in Tallahassee, Bolden announced he was decommitting to Oregon.  Isaiah has made it clear with his words that he hasn’t made a decision about which school he’ll play for in the fall.  However, he’s made it even clearer with his actions that Willie Taggart is playing an instrumental role in the 4-star recruit’s decision-making process.

If I had to guess, I’d say Isaiah Bolden will be joining the Seminoles defensive backfield with the likes of Asante Samuel Jr, who happens to be another Floridian superstar who looks ready to make his mark on college football.


2018 college football recruiting

 Interview with 4-star recruit Isaiah Bolden

December 15, 2017. 4-star recruit Isaiah Bolden has decommitted to Oregon after the former head coach, Willie Taggart accepted the head coaching job at FSU

 

Football Gazette: What team did you root for growing up?

Isaiah Bolden: “Bucs always, every day”

Football Gazette: Was there a college team you rooted for?

Isaiah Bolden: “Florida but that changed once I got into high school”

Football Gazette: Did you start rooting for another team or just get more focused on your high school team?

Isaiah Bolden: “No started getting recruited and was focus on that”

Football Gazette: You mentioned (in our previous interview) being teammates with Brian Hightower before he went to IMG. Did you ever think about going to IMG?

Isaiah Bolden:”Brian and I weren’t teammates just close friends and I was planning on going to IMG but it all didn’t go thru but that a great school I know a lot of people there”

Football Gazette: Oh, I misunderstood one of your answers from our previous interview. Thanks for clearing that up. If you won $500 million in the lottery, what’s one big thing you’d do with the money?

Isaiah Bolden: “Invest and try to be even richer”

Football Gazette: Besides playing for the Bucs, what’s your dream job? Are you interested in one day becoming a coach?

Isaiah Bolden: “Broadcaster or a reporter I look up to Stephen A Smith a lot but that only if my main goal of going to the NFL doesn’t happen”

Football Gazette: What’s your favorite car?

Isaiah Bolden: “Easy an all black Range Rover”

Football Gazette: Good call on the black Range! Stephen A Smith is your favorite journalist, but who’s your least favorite?

Isaiah Bolden: “I don’t have one to be honest”

Football Gazette: I thought you’d say Skip Bayless..

Isaiah Bolden: “He’s funny because the stuff that comes out his mouth crazy”

Football Gazette: Haha, I know. They were a good duo.   You’re a tall guy and definitely tall enough to be a receiver.  Are you being recruited to play any other positions? If you could choose your position, what would you play?

Isaiah Bolden: “Corner but receiver was my thing growing up”

Football Gazette: Do you think a team should have to win there conference in order to play in the college football playoff?

Isaiah Bolden: “I think the BEST 4 team should be in the playoffs..so no.”

Football Gazette: I agree, it’s a tough but fair system. Who do you think has the best chance of winning the playoff? I think Bama.

Isaiah Bolden: “Bama or Clemson”

Football Gazette: What’s your favorite music to listen to before games? All the Florida players say Kodak for that question..And I have to give you guys credit, I started listening to Kodak and quickly became a fan.

Isaiah Bolden: “Kodak or NBA young boy. I mean we love our Florida rappers”

Football Gazette: What are your favorite Kodak songs? Mine are 14 Already Thinking About Death, Skrilla and Roll in Peace. By the way, FSU commit Asante Samuel Jr (possible future teammate) said his favorite pregame song is Kodak – Tunnel Vision

Isaiah Bolden: “Like dat, 4th quarter and roll in peace”

Football Gazette: Sounds like I have 2 more Kodak songs to listen to! Thanks for taking the time for the interview!

You can follow Isaiah on Twitter @isaiahbolden23

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