Sam McCall is a name that FSU fans who follow recruiting already know by heart. The 6-foot-1 and 180-pound wide receiver/cornerback committed to FSU in February after de-committing from Florida in January.
McCall, who is ranked as the 32nd-best prospect in the country for the class of 2022, is being recruited by FSU as a cornerback. And like a lot of 2022 prospects the Seminoles are recruiting, the Lakeland (Fla.) Lake Gibson High School product has spent a couple of days on the FSU campus already this month.
“The relationships, the coaching staff, the stadium, the people, it’s the real love they showed me,” McCall said of his unofficial visits. “That’s what made me commit here. They’ve shown me around the school and the classrooms. That was really the biggest thing to me. Just to see that I can come and earn my degree and play here for three years.”
McCall has started to build strong relationships with fellow FSU commits AJ Duffy and Travis Hunter. The trio are currently the top-rated players in FSU’s 2022 recruiting class and have been very public in their desire to bring other top prospects to Florida State with them.
“Those are my brothers,” exclaimed McCall. “We just have that great bond and that brotherly love that is really strong.”
McCall doesn’t have to look any further than his own team if he wants to help FSU recruit top talent. Class of 2022 running back Jaylon Glover, a three-star prospect, will be on FSU’s campus for an official visit later this month. The Seminoles are also recruiting Lake Gibson class of 2023 five-star CB Cormani McClain. And McCall has some advice for his teammates.
“Make sure you see everything,” advised McCall. “Don’t just go off one thing. Go back again and again. This my fifth time being here at Florida State. Keep going back and see what’s different.”
McCall said the strongest relationships he has made at Florida State are with defensive backs coach Marcus Woodson, defensive tackles coach Odell Haggins and head coach Mike Norvell.
“I talk to them every day,” said McCall. “They call me their nephew. The love is there. He (Norvell) got my back, and I got his back.”
McCall plans on visiting Florida State again next week but still plans on taking at least one official visit later this month. He will visit LSU this weekend. McCall had planned to visit South Carolina this past weekend but ended up canceling that visit. He will also visit Miami unofficially during June. He is currently scheduled to take his official visit to FSU on the weekend of the season-opener against Notre Dame on Sept. 5.
Pat Burnham contributed to this article. Player ratings and position rankings are courtesy of 247Sports