Fagg, the highly-touted wide receiver from Quincy Shanks High School, departs Tuesday for Hargrave, a renowned prep school that just happens to house the most successful post-graduate football program in the nation.
Fagg also will find an intense post-graduate program that should help him regain the eligibility requirements needed to gain entry into FSU this January. Students are required to attend study hall each night from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. There's also the military flavor that requires focus and discipline.
FSU defensive tackle Chris Bradwell arrived in Tallahassee via Hargrave.
In fact, Bradwell was part of a Hjargrave defensive unit that boasted 2001 USA Today National Defensive Player of the Year Ahmad Brooks (Virginia), defensive tackle Brandon Jenkins (Ole Miss), safety Michael Hinton (Virginia Tech), safety Frederick Bennett (South Carolina), defensive tackle Shane Lucas (NC State), defensive end Melik Brown (North Carolina) and defensive end Jyles Tucker (Wake Forest).
Hargrave is coached by Robert Prunty.
"Coach Prunty will get you ready for the next level," Bradwell said. "He's fair with the players. It was a good experience."
The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Fagg was selected the Big Bend Offensive Player of the Year by The Tallahassee Democrat this past football season. He 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's father, Don, said his son has made the best of his situation. Fagg failed to earn a passing mark on his final attempts at the SAT and ACT last month.
"DeCody has been focusing on his workouts -- he has trained just about every day (in Quincy)," Fagg said. "He has been running and lifting. He wants to get there, get his work done and earn the (test score) to get back here in January."
Hargrave's first srimmage is scheduled for Aug. 23 against Ferrum College. Its regular-season schedule features games against Bridgewater College JV, Virginia Tech JV, United States Naval Academy, University of North Carolina JV, Averett University JV and West Virginia University.