Clemson out Front for Scout 100 Safety Cyrus Fagan

A trio of schools, including a pair out of the home state of Florida, are currently sitting atop the list for Daytona Beach (Fla.) Mainland star and 2017 Scout 100 safety, Cyrus Fagan.

In today's day and age of high school football, there's virtually no time to kick back and relax for some of the nation's top-tier recruits, especially in the state of Florida where tossing the pigskin takes place 365 days a year.

That's certainly been the case for Cyrus Fagan, Scout's seventh-ranked safety and 90th-ranked player overall who recently capped off a successful junior campaign with coach Scott Wilson and Daytona Beach (Fla.) Mainland.

"I've just been working and getting ready for 7-on-7 with Pro Impact Sports," Fagan said. "I've just been working on coming out of my breaks faster, and being able to play both cornerback and safety this year."

The 6-foot-2, 182-pound Fagan, who possesses a lengthy offer sheet consisting of Florida StateFloridaMiami (Fl)ClemsonUSCUCLATennesseeOhio StateGeorgia and Alabama among others, has also set aside a good chunk of time to handle the recruiting process.

"I recently went to Clemson for their junior day," Fagan said. "They brought me in and treated me like family like how it was supposed to be, so it felt wonderful being up there. I don't want to say they came out of nowhere, but I like how they kept piquing last year.

"Coach Dabo (Swinney) was real cool because he was talking about the schools I already had visited or whatever. He opened with how he wanted me and stuff, but said he's going to treat me like this is home and not pressure me into anything."

Florida State is the one college that's held a spot in Fagan's heart for a number of years, so it's safe to say that the childhood favorite program holds weight and will have a legitimate shot up until the very end.

"I just like Florida State's scheme, and how they had Derwin James making plays as a freshman out there," Fagan said. "They're really recruiting me hard."

Fagan, who currently has a top three of Florida, Florida State and Clemson in no order, says he plans to make an appearance in Gainesville this Friday to visit the Gators, who emerged as a serious contender after Fagan invaded the Swamp for a couple of games back in the fall.

"The Gators, they have a new defensive backs coach and coach Jim McElwain is making new things happen, even though they slowed down a little bit at the end of the year," Fagan said. "They're going to be able to come back and compete in the SEC."

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Fagan has additional visits locked in with Miami (2/20) and Florida State (2/27) as well.

Stay tuned to Scout as we continue to monitor Fagan's recruitment. 


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