One of the Pine Belt’s most prized high school football prospects made it known Sunday which college he intends to play for in the fall of 2014.
Purvis High wide receiver Markell Pack verbally committed to Florida State, saying he felt good about the direction the FSU’s program was headed.
“All the good stuff that I hear about how good the coaching staff is – they’ve got a bunch of good stuff going on down there (in Tallahassee),” said Pack, who will be a senior in August.
The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Pack hauled in 44 catches for 770 yards and seven touchdowns for the Tornadoes last season as a junior. He also rushed for 444 yards and scored five rushing touchdowns.
Despite his commitment, Pack also holds offers from Southern Miss, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, LSU, Alabama, Clemson, Missouri, Auburn, Georgia, Arkansas, Arkansas State, Louisiana Tech and Louisiana-Lafayette.
Pack added that now felt like the right time to make his verbal commitment.
“It’s been on my mind a lot lately,” he said. “I just decided now was the time to go ahead and pull the trigger.”
Instrumental in his recruitment to Florida State was tight ends coach Tim Brewster, who started courting Pack when he was an assistant coach at Mississippi State.
“When he moved to Florida State, (our relationship) just got even better,” Pack said.