Bryn Mawr (Pa.) Harriton defensive tackle Callahan Bright took an official visit to the state in which he originally planned on playing his college football. He was more than impressed.
"He was really excited when I spoke to him this morning from Florida," said his coach, Harold Smith of Bright's visit to Florida State. "He was as excited as he's been in awhile. He got along well with all the players, loved the coaches and thought about committing on his trip. I told him to come home and talk to his mom about it before he does anything. He's getting back tonight."
Bright, who has been low-key about the recruiting process and has only given out his new number to the five schools he planned on visiting, will talk things over tonight with his mother and coach.
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"I don't expect him to commit because I would like to see him visit Texas A&M next weekend and compare even further," said Smith. "He also has West Virginia on Jan. 21 and he can keep that date now that he won't be playing in the All-American Bowl on Jan. 15."
Bright was supposed to make an official visit last weekend to Southern Cal, but never made it.
"They called and postponed it on him, so I think he's done with them," Smith said. "He wanted to see it out there because they were the top team in the country and he wants to play with other good players, but he wasn't so hyped about the flight out there anyhow. Six hours on a plane isn't his style."
So it's down to four schools for Bright, with FSU apparently the leader.
"Purdue has that draw of his brother Eugene and that's big, but he said at the beginning of the process he wanted to play in Florida at either Miami or FSU," said Smith. "I'd love to see him commit to FSU because I'm a 'Noles fan, but I want what's best for him as well which is why I think he needs to go to A&M. We'll see how things shake out after that."
Bright is ranked as the No. 5 player in the country.