USC and Clemson passed on Dillon QB Avery McCall, taking commitments from out of state quarterbacks for their 2016 classes, but McCall will play his college football in the state. McCall announced Tuesday night he committed to Coastal Carolina, giving the Chanticleers one of their most highly touted in-state recruit ever.
McCall entered this season with more than 5,500 career passing yards. He has the chance to become the first quarterback in state history to win four state championships.
McCall has been talked about in recruiting circles since bursting on the scene as a freshman. He had early offers from a number of schools from Power 5 conferences but as time wore on, those schools moved on from McCall.
Coastal Carolina, Appalachian State, Old Dominion and East Carolina were some of the programs to continue to recruit McCall and the opportunity to play for the No. 1-ranked FCS team in the country, and play near his home, carried the day.