Fa'Najae Gotay (Photo by The News Press/Fort Myers, Fla.)

South's No. 24 ATH Fa'Najae Gotay to Take a Wait-And-See Approach

Equipped with offers to play both offense and defense, South's No. 24 athlete Fa'Najae Gotay is eyeing a visit with a school representing the Big Ten.

With no front-runners or schools recruiting him harder than another, Fa'najae Gotay is taking a wait-and-see approach with a flurry of intriguing opportunities to consider.

Armed with roughly a dozen offers, including ones from MarylandArizonaWashington State and Syracuse, the North Fort Myers (Fla.) star checks in as a three-star prospect and the nation's 66th-ranked athlete.

"As of now, it's really hard to pick a school," Gotay said. "All the schools are great, and that's what's making it tough for me to pick.

"Every school that offered me sends me mail at least once a week, so they're all about the same."


The 6-foot, 205-pound junior has yet to finalize a date, but hopes to have some face time with coach D.J. Durkin and the Terrapins sooner rather than later.

"Maryland is a great school," Gotay said. "The coaches are really nice and have a great team. I'm looking forward to going up there soon.

"They're saying I'm a great player and to just keep my head up, keep playing ball, and not to get cocky because I have offers now. They will be waiting to see me up there."

Nearly all of Gotay's suitors envision him making a splash in the middle of the defense, but that is certainly not the case with the Syracuse Orange.

"Well, they are my first offer for running back," Gotay said. "I looked Syracuse up online and saw they have a really good program and football team. Their education program is good, too."

Gotay, who is also tagged as the ninth-ranked athlete in the Sunshine State, has no visits scheduled at this time.

Stay tuned to Scout for the latest developments in Gotay's recruitment.

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