Jimbo Fisher and Lawrence Dawsey gave it one more shot.
But in the end, Nate Craig-Myers already had his mind made up.
Despite getting a visit to his school from the Florida State head coach and receivers coach on Thursday, Craig-Myers has eliminated the Seminoles from his final list of schools.
He will choose to attend either Auburn, Ole Miss or North Carolina come National Signing Day on Feb. 3.
Craig-Myers was previously an Auburn commit, but all signs point to him and his half-brother, cornerback Jayvaughn Myers, ending up with the Tigers.
Craig-Myers was once ranked as the nation’s No. 1 receiver and was arguably the most sought-after targets in FSU’s 2016 recruiting class.
But now the Seminoles hope to land either four-star receiver Keith Gavin from Wakulla High and/or three-star prospect Keyshawn ‘Pie’ Young from Miami High to shore up the receiver position for the future.
FSU has no receivers committed for 2016, and have at least nine players on the roster expected to contribute at the position next season.
The Seminoles had Craig-Myers on campus multiple times in the last year: for junior day in February, the spring game in April, during Jimbo Fisher’s football camps in July, and for an unofficial visit for the Miami game in October.
Craig-Myers chose not to give FSU an official visit to visit other schools, but the Seminoles were hoping they could have him back on campus one last time to sway him.
FSU will host both Gavin, a former FSU commit who also likes Alabama, and Young, a longtime FSU fan who has received late attention from the Seminoles, for official visits beginning Friday.