Three-star cornerback Troy McCollum (North Miami, Fla./North Miami) gave FIU head coach Mario Cristobal the good news he was looking for to begin the month of August.
The 6-foot, 157-pound defensive back chose the Golden Panthers over fellow Sunshine State program USF.
"Yes, sir," he said. "I committed."
McCollum becomes FIU's ninth commitment for the class of 2013 and the program's first verbal pledge for the secondary.