"OSU was great," said McCalister, a two-way standout for Rockwall-Heath High School in the Dallas area. "(Cornerbacks) coach (Tim) Duffie really showed me a great time. It was my first time in Stillwater and it won't be my last."
McCalister said the OSU staff made it known he's a priority for the Cowboys' 2018 class.
"It was one of my favorite campuses," McCalister said. "The coaches showed a genuine interest in me and that is what stood out."
McCalister next plans to visit Baylor this weekend. The Bears have not yet offered, but the next few weeks -- the spring evaluation period, which runs from April 17 through May 31 -- should bring a lot more attention to McCalister, who's already hit double-digit offers.
Stick with Scout as we continue to monitor McCalister's development and recruitment. Below are evaluation notes from Scout national analyst Greg Powers:
The first thing that jumps out about McCalister is his upper body strength. He is put together and is able to to overpower some receivers at the line of scrimmage. He could move around in the defensive backfield and could potentially grow into a safety fit, but evaluating him as a cornerback he has great make up speed and can close the gap quickly once a receiver makes a move out of his break to get open. Most players who are as put together as he is are not able to open up to turn and run the same way that McCalister can. He cam match-up against bigger receivers and he is a sure tackler when arrives at the football. - Greg Powers