Fajardo Talks About SJSU Visit; Decision Plan

Quarterback Cody Fajardo led Servite High School in Anaheim, Calif., to the CIF Division II Championship this past season, rocketing the talented signal caller into the spotlight. Fajardo visited San Jose State last weekend and spoke with Inside Sparta about the visit, along with his plans for announcing his college choice.

It is well known to most San Jose State football fans that the quarterback position is an area of great need to the Spartan gridiron crew. With two hurlers already in the fold for the 2010 recruiting class, all attention is now on Cody Fajardo if Servite High School in Anaheim, Calif. Fajardo has been on the SJSU radar for some time, but jumped into the spotlight by leading his Friars to the 2009 CIF Division II State Championship and a 14-1 record.

"Things have picked up a lot since then," Fajardo said. "It's exciting."

The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Fajardo was in San Jose last weekend on his official visit to the SJSU campus.

"It was great to get up there and meet the new staff and see the campus," Fajardo said. "I want to major in sports management and with all the major companies right there in that area it would be a great place for me to do an internship without a lot of hassle.

"I had a chance to talk with Coach (Mike) MacIntyre and I know that they'll run the same offense at SJSU as we do at Servite."

Fajardo said that in the beginning of his recruitment by San Jose State that his primary contact was coach Ken Margerum. However, that has changed.

"Coach (Terry) Malley is my recruiter now," he said. "I don't know for sure but it looks like he is going to stay on with the new staff."

While Fajardo didn't make a pledge to the Spartans, he said they are definitely one of his top choices. He added that he'll visit UNLV this weekend, which will finish up the trips to the two Football Bowl Subdivision schools that have extended offers. However, one more could jump into the mix.

"I'm waiting to hear from Nebraska on whether or not they will offer," he said. "If they do then I'll take a trip there."

An offer from the Huskers doesn't necessarily seal his signature come Signing Day. Fajardo said he plans on taking his time in making his decision.

"I'm not going to sign on Signing Day," he said. "I know I don't have to right away and schools can still offer, so I'll wait until the end of February before signing with anyone."

Among the many accolades bestowed on Fajardo after his stellar 2009 campaign is being named the Player of the Year by the Los Angeles Times. He racked up school record 3,562 yards in total offense, including 2,444 yards passing with 21 touchdowns and only two interceptions. He also ran for 1,118 yards and nine touchdowns.

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