UF/FSU Battle Shaping Up

A Florida/FSU battle is shaping up for Sam McGrew.

If Sam McGrew's name looks familiar that's because his cousin, Reggie McGrew was a star in the late 90's with the Florida Gators. The younger McGrew has seen his stock go through the roof lately.

Even though his cousin was a standout in Gainesville he says that won't impact his decision on a school. "He just told me to stay wide open," McGrew said about his cousin Reggie McGrew. "That's the choice he made as a football player but he told me to make my own choice."

You get the feeling that this might be another FSU-UF battle. Even though it seems like the star linebacker will stay in state, he won't name a leader and lists several schools including NC State, Florida, FSU, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisville, Minnesota and South Florida. He will be scheduling an official visit to Florida the weekend of 1/11 and just returned from an unofficial trip to Gainesville last weekend. "It was great," McGrew said. "The crowd was really good."

The 6'3", 222-pound defender will trip to Florida State for an unofficial the weekend of 10/13 (FSU-Miami game). He may be pulling for the Noles but that may not mean much if it comes down to Florida State and Florida.

"At first I was a Florida State fan then when my first cousin went to Florida so I kind of switched over to Florida," McGrew said. "After he left I just went neutral. I've had no favorite in college football after that."

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