Armwood's Jarvis McCall is another rising star for the 2012 recruiting class. Last year the 6-foot-1, 185 pound defensive back lined up at both safety and cornerback for the Hawks.
"I had 40 tackles, 4 interceptions and 10 pass break-ups," said McCall. "I also had 1 forced fumble and one fumble recovered."
Last year the rising senior helped lead Armwood to the State championships, where they lost to Lincoln 17-14 on a game-winning 37-yard field goal with 4 seconds left, and has been using that experience as motivation for the upcoming season.
"Losing like that stung," said Jarvis. "Since then I've been working on everything. I've been working on my technique, trying to get faster, and be the best that I can be."
Schools have taking notice of the stand-out defensive back, as he's been receiving plenty of interests.
The rising Armwood prospect received his first scholarship offer recently,
"Yes USF offered me a few weeks ago," said McCall. "Coach Shankweiler said that he was talking with the defensive backs coach and the defensive coordinator and they thought I fit the defense, how they really liked me, and would be great for their football program."
"When I got the offer, it felt great and it was very exciting. I can't explain how happy I was when they told me," said McCall "There's so much to like about USF. They have a great football program and are a good school," said Jarvis. "I like the way they play and how they run their defensive schemes."
One of the big things the Bulls have going in their favor for McCall is the coaching staff.
"I really like the coaching staff they have over there," said McCall. They're great coaches and make you feel like you're at home. I know they're local, but they make you feel like you're one of them, like you're family. I really like the staff."
"Coach Holtz seems like a great football coach and is a really nice guy," said McCall. "He's very personable and has big things planned for the future of the program."
McCall has been to USF but hasn't had the opportunity to really see the facilities, but plans to in the near future.
"I didn't make the last Junior Day they had," said McCall. "I'm planning to go to their next one in March, and I'll also be going over to watch them practice this spring."
It's early in the recruiting process, but McCall has several schools that stand out to him right now.
"I like USF, Tennessee, and Michigan," said McCall. "I really like USF right now. They offered me first and showed they really like me. That and they're close to home."
The standout defensive back knows what he's looking for when he does make his choice.
"I want it to feel like a family," said McCall. "I want a good football program, but I also want to be where I fit in with everybody."
McCall is also participating in the upcoming Badger sports/Next Level elite 7on7 tournament, and we caught up with him after practice in this video interview.
Stay tuned with USFNation.com as we keep you updated on Jarvis McCall and the rest of the 2012 recruiting class.