5-star WR Craig On His Return To FSU

5-star WR Nate Craig made his second trip in seven days to Florida State for the Seminoles spring game.

Tampa (Fla.) Tampa Catholic 5-star wide receiver Nate Craig took his second visit to Tallahassee in as many weeks to take in the Florida State spring game. Craig is committed to Auburn at this time, but Florida State has been pursuing him relentlessly over the past few months.

Craig wanted to come back to Florida State to see how the quarterbacks and receivers respond without Jameis Winston.

“I just wanted to be able to see how the receivers and quarterbacks respond without having Jameis Winston,” Craig said. “I think the quarterbacks responded well and gave their receivers the opportunities to make plays.”

Florida State’s young receivers really showed out during the game, and Craig believes that he could come in and make an immediate impact like they have.

“I feel like I could come in and contribute as well and do the same thing as those guys did,” Craig said. “They made good plays and I feel like I could do the same.”

The 5-star receiver got to talk to Florida State receivers coach Lawrence Dawsey after the game.

“He was just talking to me about how the spring game went and well the receivers did,” Craig said. “He was telling me to come here and fight for a position.”

After meeting with coach Dawsey he talked with Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher.

“We really just talked about the game and he got to meet my grandma,” Craig said. “We talked about the school and what they could do for me. He told me that I would always have a place in his home.”

The two coaches weren’t the only ones recruiting Craig however.

“I got to speak with Malik Henry and Isaac Nauta before the game,” Craig said. “They were just trying to get me to come join them at Florida State.”

Henry is one of the top quarterbacks in the 2016 class, and the idea of playing with someone like that appeals to Craig.

“It’s great from my standing as receiver,” Craig said. “Him being a top quarterback in the class is big for me. I feel like I could come in and make plays with him.”

The 6-foot-2, 200-pound receiver is the No. 1 receiver and No. 17 player overall in the Scout 300. Craig said he plans to take another visit to Florida State soon and will likely attend one of the Jimbo Fisher camps this summer.



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