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McFadden recaps FSU camp visit, more

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Hollywood (Fla.) McArthur rising sophomore safety Kendrell McFadden made his way to Florida State to participate in the Jimbo Fisher Football Camp this past week.

"It was really good," McFadden said. "I felt like there was chemistry between me and the coaches. I feel like I would love to play for them and be around them a lot because they treat me just like I am their son, family."

During the camp, the 6-foot-2, 172-pound defensive back worked hand-in-hand with his position coach, defensive coordinator Mark Stoops.

"Coach (Mark) Stoops makes sure that you keep your head up and you do what you have to do on the field," McFadden said. "If you make a mistake, he teaches you. He made sure I was doing everything to perfection. He made sure I was getting 100% of my ability."

He also had an opportunity to speak with his area recruiter, running backs coach Eddie Gran.

"Coach (Eddie) Gran just told me to go out there this season and do what I have to do," McFadden said. "He told me they are going to be looking over me during the year and keeping up with how I do."

McFadden also drew the attention of the head coach of the Seminoles.

"Coach Jimbo Fisher was basically telling me I might be a freak by the time I am done with high school," McFadden said. "I am already 6-foot-2 and he doesn't know what I am going to grow into. By 2015, I may be a linebacker or safety."

Prior to visiting Florida State, McFadden also camped at Miami. His time in Coral Gables was enjoyable.

"It was fun," McFadden said. "Out there, they just go out and they have that swag. Miami is known for that swag. If you go out there, you better be ready to go out there and show what you can do. I really enjoyed myself there."

At this stage of the process, the two in-state schools have made a good impression on the talented youngster.

"I don't have favorites yet, because it is a little too early, but if I did have to name some top schools those two would be there," McFadden said.

McFadden currently claims offers from Florida, Florida International, Florida State, Indiana, Kansas State, Minnesota, Purdue, and Texas A&M. He also reports interest from Auburn, Miami, North Carolina, and West Virginia.
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