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Coaches checking in on McCall

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Seffner (Fla.) Armwood safety Jarvis McCall doesn't want to fall short again in 2011. Last season, McCall and Armwood made it to the state championship game but was defeated by Tallahassee (Fla.) Lincoln. As spring football began this past week, McCall said his focus is on making it back to that final game again this season, but concluding the season by hoisting a championship trophy.
"Spring has been pretty good so far," McCall said. "Everybody is doing good. We are working with high motors. We are working hard to get back to the state championship. We want to win a state championship."
The 6-foot-2, 183-pound defensive back, who held an early offer from South Florida, has picked up his second offer recently. More offers are likely to come as schools make their way through Armwood this spring.
"There were a lot of coaches that came through there on the first week," McCall said. "Grambling has offered me. I also talked with Vanderbilt, Rutgers, Virginia, Minnesota - that is about it right now."
Back in February McCall visited South Florida. Since that time, he hasn't taken any other visits. Since the visit to the nearby college campus, McCall said he has stayed in regular contact with Skip Holtz and his staff.
"I talk to the coaches like every week," McCall said. "We just talk and see how things are going. They have talked to me about spring ball. They are also talking to me about staying home and going to USF. Stuff like that."
Despite the effort of the Bulls' coaching staff, McCall isn't ready to put them on top for his services just yet.
"I don't have a leader right now," McCall said. "I plan to wait a while and see who else shows me interest before I name any leaders."
McCall has previously mentioned receiving interest from Tennessee, Michigan, Purdue, Georgia, and Ohio State. So far this spring, he has not heard from those schools.
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