Marquez Callaway has named three official visit destinations. However, there’s no end in sight to his recruitment.
The 4-star receiver from Warner Robins (Ga.) High School said he may consider waiting until after National Signing Day to sign with his chosen school if need be.
“I wouldn’t have a problem with postponing,” the 6-foot-2, 175-pound prospect told SEC Country on Tuesday.
The issue is simple: Callaway is running out of time. He has three weekends left to take official visits. They’re all suddenly booked as of Tuesday. Callaway will travel to Tennessee on Jan. 15, Mississippi State on Jan. 22 and Ole Miss on Jan. 29. Yet, there’s one more trip he’d like to take. Miami is calling.
“I told them that I already had three set up on back-to-back-to-back weekends so I don’t know how I’m going to fit that one in,” Callaway said.
In order to visit Miami, Callaway would either have to take a rare mid-week official visit of wait until after National Signing Day on Feb. 3.
“That’s what we’re trying to find out,” he said.
The connection to Miami is clear. As an in-state prospect, Callaway knows plenty about Hurricanes coach Mark Richt, who coached 15 seasons for the Bulldogs.
“Every time I’ve talked to him and every time I’ve heard him talk, he always seemed like a straight-forward head coach, whether he’s talking to players one-on-one or as a group,” Callaway said. “As far as I’ve seen him, he’s a good coach.”
As for distance from home, Callaway said, “I could see myself (playing that far from home). I like coach Mark Richt and Miami has a lot to offer.”
Miami isn’t the only school putting on the hard press now that Callaway’s recruiting is in full gear. Tennessee is utilizing several top recruiters, including passing game coordinator Zach Azzanni, offensive coordinator Mike DeBord and defensive coordinator John Jancek. Callaway said he appreciates the attentive approach.
Callaway has been to Tennessee for a game and a camp. He’s a coveted prospect, as the Vols are looking to secure a top-flight receiver for the 2016 class.
“That’s what they tell me every time they talk to me, how they need a receiver that can fill in and I can do that, especially as a freshman,” Callaway said.
There are also plenty around Callaway that have extolled the virtues of Ole Miss. He said athletes, coaches and people in the community have said it’s a great place to be, even though Callaway has never actually been to Oxford, Miss.
“I can’t wait to go down there,” said Callaway, who is the No. 7 athlete prospect in the nation and the No. 12 overall prospect in Georgia.
As for Mississippi State, Callaway said his summer visit there felt like home. He likes the fact that State is remote and not in a major city.
“I like Mississippi State,” he said. “It’s kind of where I’m from. It’s just a school so not a lot of distractions.”
When asked about other schools he may be interested in, Callaway said, “That’s a good question.”
Three visits scheduled. Callaway seems to just be getting started.