First Official Visit

<b>DeCody Fagg</b> now has a measuring stick he can rely on. Fagg, considered one of the nation's top receivers from Quincy (Fla.) Shanks High School, made his first official visit of the recruiting process to Georgia this weekend. Fagg traveled to Athens, Ga., with his father, Don, and the two liked what they saw from the Bulldogs. "They treated him real good," Don Fagg said. "They explained (his) options, where they think he would fit in in their offense."

DeCody Fagg now has a measuring stick he can rely on.

Fagg, considered one of the nation's top receivers from Quincy (Fla.) Shanks High School, made his first official visit of the recruiting process to Georgia this weekend. Fagg traveled to Athens, Ga., with his father, Don, and the two liked what they saw in the Bulldogs.

"They told me if I came in and did good, I would probably have a chance to start right away," said DeCody, who added he was impressed by the program's facilities and academic approach. "Their offense is balanced. They have one physical receiver coming back. I enjoyed the visit."

Fagg, who still has yet to qualify academically – he said he's one point shy on his ACT – will visit Alabama A & M this upcoming weekend. Fagg will conclude January with stops at Florida and childhood favorite Florida State.

"They treated him real good," Don Fagg said. "I had never been up there. I really think DeCody enjoyed the visit. They explained (his) options, where they think he would fit in in their offense. It all depends on how quickly he can learn the offense at both flanker and split end. I was very impressed with the facilities and the coaching staff.

"They were straight-up with DeCody. However, I think they want him to make a decision (quickly) because I think they already have 23 or so (commitments)."

DeCody, meanwhile, continues to take a more patient approach. Named the Tallahassee Democrat's Offensive Player of the Year this season, Fagg is also playing basketball at Shanks. His best performance this season was a 19-point, 14-rebound performance against Pensacola Woodham. His career high was 29 points against Madison County last year.

Fagg said the Bulldogs didn't talk too much about their Sugar Bowl victory over the Seminoles. His player host was Georgia defensive back Demario Minter. Minter, FSU fans surely remember, was beaten for a sure touchdown in the Sugar Bowl by Talman Gardner late in the first half. Gardner, however, dropped the pass from Anquan Boldin.

"Yeah, he said something about it," Fagg said and laughed. "He said he didn't realize Gardner was that fast."

Fagg also added he was impressed by Georgia head coach Mark Richt as well as receivers coach John Eason, both of whom spent time on FSU's staff under coach Bobby Bowden. And, by the way, Bowden is scheduled to make a home visit to Fagg on Wednesday.

"They (Richt and Eason) are both very honest with you," Fagg said. "And that's important."


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