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Florida DB adding visits

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Three-star Pensacola (Fla.) defensive back
Jhermaine McAroy has lined up three of his official visits and is
watching a couple of southern powers battle it out for the fourth -- and perhaps
final -- trip.
"I've got Troy State on Jan. 10, South Carolina on Jan.
17 and Florida State on Jan. 31," he said. "And then there's Jan. 24. That's
where it gets tricky. I've got Florida and Clemson both wanting that spot.
They're battling for it right now, going back and forth. I'm not sure what to do
with that one yet."
McAroy (6-2, 170, 4.48) has been considered a strong
lean to the Seminoles.
"That's been my school since I was a little kid," he
said. "Deion Sanders is my all-time favorite athlete, and it's been kind of a
dream to follow in his footsteps. I like their coaches a lot, too. I have a lot
of respect for coach Bobby (Bowden) and coach Mickey (Andrews)."
So why no FSU commitment to date?
"I feel like I owe it to myself and the other coaches
who have treated me real well to at least go and see what they have to offer,"
he said. "I know what Florida State is like, but I might be missing something
that really fits me better, you know? I'm going to give these other schools a
good look."
McAroy, a member of the Rivals
Florida Top 100 team, had 44 tackles and four interceptions as a senior.
He said he surrendered only six receptions in man-to-man coverage and allowed no
touchdown passes.
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