McFadden still hearing from Florida

One of the top safeties in the country was in Melbourne, Florida last week for the 7 on 7 tournament where he was competing with team South Florida Express.

That prospect is safety Kendrell McFadden (6-3, 178, Hollywood, FL Miramar) who enjoys going up against the best of the best.

“It’s good to be out here competing with the top talent in South Florida in these tournaments,” McFadden said. “These tournaments make you better and make you appreciate yourself and your game a lot. It makes you better as a person.”

McFadden who now has over 50 offers in his recruitment is committed to West Virginia but still hearing from other schools including a few in-state schools.

“I’m committed to West Virginia right now because they give me the best opportunity,” McFadden said. “I’m going to continue to keep my options open and if someone else has a better opportunity for me then we will see. Florida State, Miami, Texas and Florida are all recruiting me hard. I have 67 total offers right now.”

As McFadden said, the Gators are one of the teams that are still recruiting him and he talks to cornerbacks coach Travaris Robinson.

“I talk to coach T-Rob when I talk to Florida,” McFadden said. “Florida tells me that I could be a big factor at corner and not safety because of my size and the way I can move my hips and play press coverage and man coverage. I’m open to either position really.”

Next up in McFadden’s recruitment are visits to several schools in the Southeast and the Northeast as the West Virginia commit continues to enjoy the recruiting process while he can.

“I plan to visit several schools this summer,” McFadden said. “I plan to visit Notre Dame, West Virginia, Florida State and maybe Florida.”

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.