TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Miami (Fla.) North three-star cornerback Troy McCollum enjoyed the competition he faced on Thursday at the Jimbo Fisher Football Camp at Florida State.
"Today was a very good experience to be out here," McCollum said after the session. "A lot of really talented players to compete against. I felt like there were some very elite players. There was some very good competition out here to compete with."
During position drills and one-on-one, McCollum was working with Florida State defensive coordinator Mark Stoops. The 6-foot, 170-pound defensive back said his message was simple.
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"He was just telling me to go 100% no matter what," McCollum said. "He said don't ever give up. He said that everything you do on the field, you are being evaluated for that."
The Seminoles have yet to offer the South Florida product. He has heard some good feedback from his primary recruiter.
"I know that Coach Eddie Gran has told me that the coaching staff loves me a lot because of my size and my range," McCollum said. "I think they just want to evaluate me further. I hope they offer me. An offer from them would be great. It would feel great."
At this point in the recruiting process, McCollum says four schools are standing out for his services.
"I have a top four," McCollum said. "Ole Miss, UCF, Illinois, and FIU. Nobody is leading."
McCollum plans to camp at FIU, USF, and possibly one more school in the coming weeks. He camped at Miami last weekend.