Tampa (Fla.) Tampa Catholic 2016 5-star wide receiver Nate Craig-Myers travelled to Tallahassee for the Florida State Junior Day on Saturday. Craig committed to Auburn back in July of 2014, but that hasn’t stopped Florida State from coming after him. In fact, he said it shows him how much of a priority he is.
“I felt good that coach Dawsey kept coming after me,” Craig-Myers said. “Some schools had backed off, but I feel like I’m a priority and he keeps coming after me harder.”
Craig-Myers said that he knew that Florida State was impressive before the visit, but that it was more than he expected.
“Everything really caught my eye because it was more than I thought it would be,” Craig-Myers said. “It’s Florida State so you expect it to be like this, but I really liked the visit.”
Craig-Myers also said that the atmosphere really stood out to him.
“The atmosphere and the family feel of Florida State,” Craig-Myers said. “When I walked in it really felt like home.”
He discussed the Florida State offense with coach Dawsey and liked that the Seminoles run a pro-style offense.
“I just like that it’s a pro-style,” Craig-Myers said. “At the next level that’s what you’ll be running. Just being able to get adapted to that type of offense will help me at the next level.”
Auburn runs more of a spread type offensive system, but Craig-Myers said that it doesn’t concern him, but that it may give Florida State an advantage.
“I know that if you’re a playmaker the school will find a way to get you the ball,” Craig-Myers said. “It’s kind an advantage here because it’s a pro-style and that’s what they run in the NFL.”
He also said that playing early is a big factor for him and that Florida State offers that.
“Coach Dawsey was telling me that if I come in that I can play right away,” Craig-Myers said. “A lot of coaches will tell you that, but he’s true to his word. I feel like if I come in and fight for a position I could get in the rotation.”
He also has a family member at Florida State. His cousin is Seminole linebacker Jacob Pugh.
“I got to hang out with my cousin Jacob Pugh,” Craig-Myers said. “He just told me that coach Fisher and the other coaches are going to keep it real with you, and that it’s a nice campus and a family atmosphere. He’s not trying to push me to come here, but he wants me to make my own decision.”
Florida State made quite the impression on Craig-Myers.
“I’m just glad I got up here to get the feel for it,” Craig-Myers said. “I’ll be doing some talking with my mom and we’ll see how it goes from there.”
The 6-foot-2, 212-pound receiver said that he plans to come back to Tallahassee during the spring. He said he’s waiting for Florida to set up their junior day and he will visit Gainesville for that.