Texas safety to choose between Arizona schools

A Lone Star State standout is headed west. Texas defensive back Matt Fawley is headed to the state of Arizona to play his collegiate football.

Fawley will either suit up for the Wildcats or the Sun Devils next fall.

"I keep going back and forth," Fawley said. "I'm not sure. I keep comparing the two schools. It will come down to how I feel I fit and how comfortable I feel at each school."

Fawley, a standout from Pearce High School in Richardson, Texas, hopes to make a decision in the next week or two, but it won't be easy. His only two visits were to Arizona and Arizona State. Those two weekends were enough for him to make a decision.

"I enjoyed both schools," Fawley said of his visits.

Although Fawley doesn't have a leader, the Wildcats made a very good impression.

"It went good, really good," Fawley said of his visit to Tucson. "The facilities are good. The school is good. I really like where the program is headed."

Fawley has primarily played free safety, but at 6-0, 205 he could play either safety spot or possibly even move to outside linebacker.

He had a stellar season and is considered one of the best defensive backs in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. He racked up over 140 tackles and recovered four fumbles this past season.

He describes himself as a "hard nosed" player.

"I'm a sure tackler, quick to the ball," he said. "I see plays as they develop. I read the quarterback well."

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