Miami (Fla.) Northwestern safety Tevin McCaskill picked up his second offer recently and it wasn't a small one. After gaining an offer from his hometown school of Miami, an instate rival has come along to the surprise of even its own coaching staff.
"The offer from the Florida Gators was good," McCaskill said of his new scholarship offer. "At first they were telling me that they may not send me an offer because all of these safety spots are full and then after they watched my film they said they couldn't afford not to offer me. They said all I do is make plays."
The change of heart stuck with McCaskill.
"That made me feel real good because it made me feel like they really want me," he said. "I like them. They were the top team in the NCAA and they have a lot of players go to the NFL too."
Among the other programs that have shown the 6-foot-2 190-pounder interest are Boston College, NC State, Clemson and Houston. However, McCaskill has yet to place any restrictions or timeframe on his decision.
"I gotta really go to the visits," he said. "The visit is gonna tell it all. The visits are going to tell me who really wants me."
McCaskill is spending his time these days working out in track and has plans on attending the April 6 Miami Nike camp.