TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Hialeah (Fla.) American cornerback Larry Hope made his way to Florida State on Saturday to learn more about the Seminoles. After a day on campus, the 5-foot-11, 165-pound defensive back feels he knows a great deal about the program.
"I found out that Coach Jimbo Fisher has a real good football program," Hope said. "They did real good last year. They should have a good program this year. Everybody seems like they are a family here. Showing us around the campus, it was a good experience for me."
In addition to hearing from the head coach, offensive coordinator James Coley has also been in regular contact with Hope and explained the possibility of the 'Noles extending an offer.
"They haven't offered," Hope said. "They are looking at my highlight film and they plan to come see me during the spring and make a decision from there."
Prior to his visit to Florida State, Hope had made his way to Gainesville last weekend to learn more about Will Muschamp's Gators.
"Florida was a good school," Hope said. "I really got hands-on with the defensive backs coach there and he showed me around, Coach Travaris Robinson. I liked him a lot. I liked what they had to tell me."
His first Junior Day visit was to nearby Coral Gables to learn about the Hurricanes and Al Golden.
"Coach Golden was telling me how the school is," Hope said. "I think he is going to do a good job there. He is a good coach. I think he will have them in the right direction real soon."
While he waits for offers from the Gators and Seminoles, a pair of schools recently pulled the trigger extending verbal offers.
"Yesterday the University of Buffalo offered and on Monday the University of Kansas offered me," Hope said. "Miami, Florida, and Florida State have just told me they are coming to see me in the spring and we will go from there."
As a junior, Hope recorded 45 tackles and three interceptions.