In fact, older brother DeAnte Fagg, a former standout receiver himself at Quincy Shanks High School, is looking to return to the playing field after a three-year break. Father Don Fagg is hopeful Florida State is receptive to the idea.
If so, that could bode well for the Seminoles concerning DeCody Fagg, considered one of the state's top recruits from Shanks High School. Don Fagg was scheduled to meet with FSU offensive coordinator Jeff Bowden tonight.
"DeAnte has been working really hard to get back into football. He has so much talent it's hard to believe," Don Fagg told TheTerritory Monday morning.
DeAnte Fagg, 21, attended FAMU for two semesters following his 1999 graduation from Shanks High School. The 6-2, 235-pound Fagg, however, did not play football for the Rattlers, according to his father. Don Fagg said DeAnte would like to enroll in school for the spring semester. He also said he has been working out to get down to 220 pounds.
"DeAnte really wants to play because he has been reading about all these second chances," Don Fagg said. "He would love to play with DeCody. I would love for that to happen."
DeCody Fagg, meanwhile, is now playing basketball following Shanks' first-round playoff defeat. Fagg still lists FSU as his favored, along with Georgia and Miami. Don Fagg said Monday that Florida also has emerged as a late favorite.