Hollywood (FL) McArthur safety Kendrell McFadden is one of the more talented players in Florida amongst all the rising juniors. He's rated as the 8th overall safety and a four-star prospect in the first rankings for the 2015 class.
McFadden has plenty of offers that range from all parts of the country. He camped at Florida State and Miami over the summer and will visit the Seminoles, Hurricanes, and Florida during the season for games.
Although it seems like a big in-state theme for the 6-foot-3, 190 pound safety, he maintains that distance will not play a role in his college decision.
McFadden has a few schools outside the state that he is hoping to check out.
"I'd like to get to see Ohio State, LSU, Oregon, Kentucky, and Alabama for sure," he said. "I'd like to visit a lot of schools and see what else is out there. I'm open to going anywhere and I'm just looking for one that fits my needs and wants."
The Florida native spoke more about the Buckeyes, and in particular, the assistant coach recruiting him.
"Coach (Kerry) Coombs and I have been talking some," he noted. "We talk on the phone and I'm building a relationship with him. I feel like I can ask him anything and we talk about basically everything."
"Coach Coombs is a strict coach," he added. "I feel like when I leave home for college that I need a coach like him. I want a coach that won't be too hard or lenient on me and will just get me on the right path. I love the way he recruits me. He told me that he is only going after the top 5 NFL draft picks right now and that I'm in that group. He thinks I'm one of the five."
McFadden explained an interesting situation with him personally in regards to Ohio State.
"When I was growing up I liked Ohio State because of Ted Ginn Jr," McFadden discussed. "He was one of my favorite players when I was younger and I made sure to always watch their games. The year they went undefeated they were so talented on offense. I was upset when they lost to Florida in the championship game and when that happened I stopped liking them."
"When my recruitment process started, I got to know Coach Coombs and I wasn't sure how it was going to go," he continued. "After getting to know him though and having him talk to me about Ohio State, it was easy to begin liking them again."
McFadden would like to visit Ohio State
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