TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A majority of visitors on Junior Days are seeing college campuses for the first time, but in the case of Jacksonville (Fla.) First Coast defensive back Shaq Beverly, his visit to Florida State this past weekend was like visiting a second home.
"It wasn't my first walk in the park when it comes to Florida State," Beverly said. "The visit was just about building a bond with current players and building a bond with the coaches."
Beverly has visited the Tallahassee campus numerous times prior to Saturday along with his brother, incoming freshman running back Eric Beverly, as well as other First Coast teammates.
This time around, he got to spend a decent amount of time with his potential position coach and defensive coordinator.
"I got a chance to talk to Mark Stoops about the defense and everything," Beverly said. "He was basically smoothing out every wrinkle I had in my mind about their defense."
At this point, the Seminoles have yet to verbally offer the 5-foot-10, 190-pound defensive back.
"They haven't offered me yet," Beverly said. "They have been talking about it and recruiting me. I am waiting to see how that goes."
For Beverly, an offer from the Seminoles would be tough to turn down.
"It would be magnificent, a good experience to play alongside my brother because I haven't really gotten a chance to play with him as much as I wanted to in my high school career with his injury," Beverly said. "It would also be beneficial to my family if we played together."
While Florida State continues to evaluate Beverly, a few schools have officially extended an offer.
"Right now I have FIU, Duke, USF, UCF, and Troy," Beverly said. "Notre Dame and South Carolina have mentioned it."
Florida State marked his first Junior Day visit. He expects that list to expand in March.
"I am going to UCF in late March, on March 25th, and I will be attending USF's, the next one they have coming up," Beverly said. "I am also going to try to make it to Troy."
Between his five offers and the other schools interested in his services at this time, Beverly says that nobody truly stands out early on.
"I am not leaning any specific way at this time because I haven't taken that many trips yet," Beverly said. "I am just waiting to see what is going on."