Pack Eyeing Tallahassee Lineman

Pack Pride has the latest on one of Florida's top center prospects.

Tallahassee Godby High School is one of the top division one prospect-producing programs in Florida and, this year, boast major Wolfpack targets like DL Kareem Crowell (Auburn commit) and CB Marcus Udell. They also have one of the region's top center prospects in 6-0, 290 pound Kevin McCaskill.

The talented lineman has been a varsity starter since his freshman season and was named all-state last year. He's graded out at over 80% in every game this year and helped spearhead an offensive attack that has put up 35 points per game and notched an impressive 8-2 record. McCaskill has also collected an impressive array of scholarship offers from the likes Marshall, Louisville, Iowa State, Illonios, Ole Miss, Eastern Kentucky, South Florida and Southern Miss.

While the senior standout has yet to take any trips this year, he will be making a trip to Auburn this weekend with two teammates. However, recruiting has been on the back burner and will likely stay that way until after McCaskill's season ends.

"I don't have any favorites right now," said McCaskill. "I haven't been focusing on it as much. I talk to them [coaches], but I haven't focused on it. I've been trying to focus on my team, trying to make it to the state championship."

McCaskill talked about two programs that seem to be showing the most interest currently.

"South Florida I talk to the most, and Southern Miss talked to me a couple times about setting up a visit, he said."

As for the Pack, they've yet to put on the full court press but they are keeping a watchful eye on this emerging star.

"They're recruiting me," he said. "They haven't like called me or anything like that, they've just been sending me letters and stuff like that.

"(NC State's) doing alright this year. It was a big plus for them beating Florida State. The running back from when I was in ninth grade, he's at N.C. State – Reggie Davis. "He came down here and I talked to him. We talked about how my high school is doing and how he's progressing."

While he's yet to set any official visits, McCaskill hopes to begin all that in the coming weeks and he's formulated a solid list of factors he'll be considering for his college destination.

"I'm going to set up all my official visits after the season is over with, and then I'll make a decision," said McCaskill. I'm going to be looking at how the team is doing – how they progressed from last year to this year; the coaches; the players on the team; the academic program; and just the overall depth chart."

For now, McCaskill says he's open to all interested parties.

"I'm not putting any school down, but I'm always open to any school that talks to me."

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