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Grayson McCall Set to Visit UCF This Weekend: Report

Sep 2, 2021; Orlando, Florida, USA; UCF Knights head coach Gus Malzahn looks on during warms up before the game against the Boise State Broncos at Bounce House. Mandatory Credit: Mike Watters-USA TODAY Sports

Arguably the best Group of Five player in recent history is set to visit UCF as former Coastal Carolina quarterback Grayson McCall will head to Orlando this weekend, according to a report from On3 Sports.

McCall will have one year of eligibility remaining and has put together an incredibly impressive career with the Chanticleers over five seasons already.

Appearing in 42 games during his time with Coastal Carolina, McCall completed 69.9% of his passes for 10,005 yards with 88 touchdowns to just 14 interceptions. He also added 1,113 yards and 18 scores on the ground, bringing his touchdown total to 106 since 2019.


McCall’s list of accolades is almost embarrassing, but is the first three-time Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year in the league’s history and was the 2023 Preseason Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Year before suffering an injury that forced him to miss five games this season.

With UCF set to lose John Rhys Plumlee after the bowl game, McCall would be a perfect fit for the Knights, who have plenty of offensive talent to put around him and all kinds of opportunities in the portal for even more skill talent.

The Knights went 6-6 in their first season in the Big 12, but there are brighter years on the horizon as UCF looks like it could be one of the top recruiting schools in the conference given its geographical advantage in Orlando (Fla.).

With 17 commitments in the 2024 class, UCF ranks second in the Big 12 recruiting rankings and leads the conference with nine four-star pledges. Getting McCall on top of all that would be huge for Gus Malzahn and company, and would be a major boost for the program going into Year 2 in the Big 12.

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