Fagg, the highly-touted wide receiver from Quincy Shanks High School, may enroll at Georgia Military College in Milledgeville, Ga., next month with the goal of enrolling at FSU in January.
Fagg recently learned he did not earn a passing mark in his final attempts at the SAT and ACT.
Fagg said he met with FSU recruiting coordinator John Lilly Wednesday to formulate a game plan. Fagg said Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Va., also was an alternative but he wants to remain close to home if possible. Another choice would be to sit out the fall, retake the tests and enroll at FSU in January if qualified.
"It's disappointing but I still need to focus on getting better in football and concentrating on my grades," Fagg told TheTerritory Thursday. "I am disappointed. I wanted to be there (at FSU)."
And FSU certainly wanted the athletic Fagg, who was selected the Big Bend Offensive Player of the Year by The Tallahassee Democrat this past football season.
The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Fagg caught 41 passes for 806 yards and 11 touchdowns, rushed 25 times for 210 yards and two touchdowns and was a constant threat on special teams. He also was second-team All-Big Bend in basketball and ran track as well for Shanks.
Fagg is the second recruit who has failed to qualify. Dave Peters of TheTerritory reported earlier this week that Chris Anderson failed on his last attempt at the SAT. Anderson attended Hargrave after originally signing with FSU out of Jacksonville Mandarin High School.
Fagg's father Don said he son is looking forward to earning his eligibility and enrolling at FSU in January. In fact, when DeCody Fagg learned he did not earn a passing mark, he and his father headed to Shanks for a quick work out.
"He was very disappointed but I told him everything happens for a reason," Don Fagg said.
"He needs to play (this fall) and get stronger and faster as well as concentrate on his academics. He's already talking about being ready for spring practice. The Lord is leading him in this direction right now and he needs to make the most of it."
"I will be okay," Fagg said. "I am going to continue work on my pass-catching, route-running. I will be ready to go for spring practice."