Recruiting Update

Stellar receiver/athlete DeCody Fagg of Quincy Shanks High School has settled on four official visits. Despite pressure from Georgia to make an early decision, Fagg's father -- Don Fagg -- says his son is taking a deliberate approach to the recruiting process. Click here to read the latest on DeCody and the family's thoughts on the rumored gambling among Seminole athletes.

With Christmas just one day away, DeCody Fagg hit the local mall in search of some last-minute gifts. Of course, Fagg is considered quite the prize himself.

Despite pressure from Georgia to make an early decision, Don Fagg told The Territory Tuesday that his son will make a decision following his official visits – Georgia Jan. 10, Alabama A&M Jan. 17, Florida Jan. 24 and FSU Jan. 31. Fagg said his may also add a visit to Miami but is unsure at this time.

Fagg, considered one of the nation's top receivers, is currently playing basketball at Quincy Shanks High School. It also has been a hectic time off the court, especially the past few weeks with countless telephone calls and visitors.

In a span of one week recently, coaches from Georgia, Florida, Florida State, Bethune-Cookma, Connecitcut and Central Florida called on Fagg either at home or school. Fagg said his son continues to take a deliberate, patient approach.

"He really wants to make his decison after his last visit," Fagg said. "Georgia wanted him to make a decision. They said they have three scholarships (left) . They want him to take one and I think they want to get two other receivers. But DeCody doesn't want to make that decision yet.

"He's doing a lot of listening, just to see what they have to say. Taking it all in. He's pretty cool about it."

While FSU remains a favorite of Fagg's, his father said concerns remain about the university police investigation of rumored gambling among Seminole athletes, as reported by The Tallahassee Democrat. FSU officials disputed that story, saying that former quarterback Adrian McPherson is the only athlete involved in the university's police probe.

"There is a little concern, because that's where he really he wants to go," Fagg said. "Coach Bowden is suppose to come to the house in early January and I am sure DeCody will ask him some questions. That would concern me."

Fagg said neither Bowden's age nor the Seminoles' struggles the past two seasons – FSU is 17-8 -- will play a role in his son's decision.

"I don't think that bothers him at all – it's really not a problem," Fagg said. "Sure, you wonder if he (Bowden) is going to be there for DeCody's full term."

DeCody Fagg received good news on Christmas Day, when he was selected the Big Bend Offensive Player of the Year by the Tallahassee Democrat. 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. The recruiters all seem to see the same thing in Fagg.

"They've told me that they have some good receivers, but not with the height and speed that I have," Fagg told the newspaper. "There are some tall receivers, but they aren't that fast. And then there are some fast receivers but they don't have the height. They like to see me come across the midddle. I don't mind taking a hit; it's all in the game."

Fagg also said he hopes his older son DeAnte Fagg has an opportunity to resume his football career – DeAnte was also a stellar receiver at Shanks High (1999) and attended FAMU for one year but did not play football – but stressed that no longer is an issue.

"We want to see what happens with DeCody first," Fagg said.


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