Thursday, October 18, 2018
  • USF Sports Bulletin
  • Joey Knight

Wesley Chapel’s Isaiah Bolden signs with Florida State

WESLEY CHAPEL – Isaiah Bolden reached into a green and yellow Oregon bag. What the four-star defensive back pulled out might have been different three weeks ago, when Willie Taggart was still coaching the Ducks.

"I expected to be in green and yellow right now," Bolden said, "but things change."

So did Bolden's mind. The Wesley Chapel senior took out a Florida State visor to announce his commitment to Taggart's new team, the Seminoles.

Bolden, the son of former NFL cornerback Juran Bolden, had previously been committed to FSU before flipping to the Ducks. He flipped back to the Seminoles on the final day of the inaugural early signing period. Bolden is FSU's sixth signee and part of a class that sits No. 34 nationally.

Bolden said his relationship with Taggart was a big reason for his decision. Taggart began recruiting Bolden at USF, when Bolden was a freshman. They clicked the next year.

"Now he's at Florida State," said Bolden, the nation's No. 232 recruit. "I feel like he'll win us a national championship."