Circling Wednesday

If all goes as planned, <B>DeCody Fagg </b> will begin classes at Florida Sate on Wednesday. Fagg, a highly-touted receiver from Quincy, talked to Seminole recruiting coordinator <B>John Lilly </b> earlier today to give him the good news -- Fagg earned his qualifying test score. Fagg, who attended Hargrave Military Academy last semester, also said his rehabilitation remains on schedule after suffering a broken right leg during preseason drills.

"I talked to coach Lilly (this morning) and he said he hopes we can get everything worked out so I can enroll by Wednesday," DeCody Fagg told TheTerritory Friday morning.

"Basically, I am getting some paperwork in order, faxing my final grades over. I didn't want to bother him during their bowl preparation."

Fagg, who scored an 18 on his latest ACT test, also is awaiting final approval from the NCAA Clearinghouse concerning his test score. Fagg has improved his score two points since last year, and one point over his previous test.

Fagg, of course, was disappointed the Seminoles were unable to pull out an Orange Bowl victory over Miami Thursday night. FSU fell 16-14 when Xavier Beitia missed a 39-yard field goal attempt wide right with 5:30 remaining.

The Seminoles had two more possessions following the Beitia miss but were unable to sustain any momentum. FSU quarterback Chris Rix finished with just 96 passing yards on six completions.

"It was frustrating to watch," Fagg said.

Fagg also hopes to be at full strength for the start of spring drills after suffering a broken right leg at Hargrave during preseason practice. Fagg continues to run and lift weights.

"The biggest thing is getting my strength back," Fagg said.

"I am not worried about my speed -- it's going to be there. I am making progress each day, so that's encouraging."

Fagg plans to return to Hargrave on Monday to collect his belongings and finish any last-minute paperwork.

Lilly and staff, meanwhile, have a recruiting meeting Saturday morning in preparation for next weekend's pivotal visit from a number of key recruits.


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