Florida State secured a commitment from wide receiver Markell Pack in May, but the Seminoles still face challenges during the final stretch of his recruitment. The 4-star prospect plans to visit Ole Miss later this month and views the Rebels as a team that remains in the mix for his services, according to Scout.com writer Chad Simmons.
"My commitment is pretty strong with Florida State, but Ole Miss is there with FSU," he told Simmons.
Pack, a 6'2", 180-pound playmaker from Purvis, Miss., is one of the most dynamic pass targets in the 2014 class. He displays sub-4.5 speed in the 40-yard-dash, according to 247Sports, and attacks defensive backfields with explosive physicality.
Pack spent time in Tallahassee last weekend with his family during an official visit. He watched the Seminoles storm past Miami to remain unbeaten.
It was Pack's second visit to Florida State since committing to the program. Jimbo Fisher and his staff hosted him in July.
While the past weekend featured Pack's first official visit of the recruiting process, it isn't likely to be his last. He indicated intentions to visit Oxford in a few weeks.
"I am taking an official visit to Ole Miss when they play Missouri," he told Simmons.
The Rebels host Missouri on Nov. 23. His parents plan to accompany him to the SEC showdown, according to Simmons.
Florida State has to feel at least slightly unsettled about Pack's commitment to the program, considering his decision to leave things open despite a sensational Seminoles season. The team's 2014 class is currently ranked seventh nationally by 247Sports and features 12 4-star commits.
How will Markell Pack's recruiting process play out?
Pack is the highest-rated offensive prospect in the 25-player group. Florida State also holds commitments from 3-star receivers Ryan Sousa (Orlando, Fla.) and C.J. Worton (Homestead, Fla.), along with several athletes who could ultimately end up at the position.
Should Pack opt to decommit and join Ole Miss, Florida State could be close to landing his replacement. The Seminoles hosted 4-star recruit Josh Malone (Gallatin, Tenn.) last weekend and are squarely under his consideration.
The Rebels' class ranks 16th nationally. It already features 4-star receiver Dayall Harris (Jackson, Miss.).
Aside from the Florida State and Ole Miss offers, Pack's scholarship list includes Arkansas, LSU, Clemson, Georgia and Alabama. He is ranked the nation's No. 11 receiver by 247Sports.
Three months prior to national signing day, Pack remains on track for a future at Florida State. However, not even an undefeated season has prevented him from exploring his options at Ole Miss.