When four-star flanker Markell Pack committed to Florida State last month it was noteworthy because most of the time Magnolia State prospects rarely leave home for the next level.
In fact only four players from Mississippi have signed with the reigning ACC Champs since 2002.
This year FSU has Pack and current 2014 prospect Ethan Frith listed as verbal commits from Egg Bowl territory, so in one year they have close to the same output from the last eleven years combined thanks in part to tight ends coach Tim Brewster.
The 'Noles were feeling good about their verbal pick up from one of the top perimeter players in the southeast, but when Pack didn't attend the Jimbo Fisher Camp earlier this month the rumors started to swirl that he was having second thoughts.
Pack decided to clear the air at the IMG/NFA 7-on-7 tournament this past weekend.
"I'm 50-50 on FSU and Ole Miss. Arkansas is interested in me and I like their offense, but it's down to FSU and Ole Miss," noted Pack.
What will the 'Noles have to do secure his pledge?
"I have a good relationship with Coach Brewster. For me I just want to get down there to see it. I'm planning to go in July and I want to compare it with Ole Miss," said Pack. "After I come back home, I will make a decision."
The pressure to stay close to home could be a factor in his choice.
"Distance isn't an issue. I feel comfortable leaving home. However, some people want me to stay close," stated Pack.
The 6-foot-3, 180-pounder could be a two-time commit come July. However, one Purvis (Miss.) staff member thinks it may not be final until January. His situation will be one to watch for in the coming weeks and beyond.