Syracuse Makes Impression on Fagan

Syracuse hosted a big time linebacker prospect for an unofficial visit recently. He details his trip inside.

Nadarius Fagan is one of the top linebacker prospects in South Florida. The Miami Southridge standout holds an impressive offer list, including Syracuse

Fagan visited the Orange from Monday through Wednesday this week to get a closer look at the program. Spending that much time on campus allowed Fagan to to see what Syracuse is football is all about. 

"I got to be around the players," Fagan said. "The best parts were seeing the campus because I want to know where I will be going for four years. 

"The players were great. I fit perfect with the players. It was easy because some of them were from Florida."

In addition to spending time with the Syracuse players, Fagan was also able to bond with the Orange coaches. His primary recruiter is Nick Monroe, who has been recruiting him hard for some time. This visit allowed Fagan to bond with other coaches, including head coach Dino Babers and linebackers coach Tom Kaufman.

"The coaches are great," Fagan said. "Yes, I got a chance to know them better. Hanging out with them is like hanging out with celebrities."

The 6-foot-2 backer was also impressed by the Syracuse facilities. He said he loved the new indoor practice facility and thought the other facilities were "awesome." That, combined with the comfort level he felt with the players and coaches, allowed Syracuse to make a big move in his recruitment. 

Expect the Orange to be involved until the end. Fagan said the trip did a lot for his interest in Syracuse and he puts them in his top five as of now. 

He says he is looking to decide either right after the summer ends or sometime midseason. He expects to be back on the Syracuse campus for another visit prior to that point. 

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