Will Fogarty Decide Soon?

The wide receiver prospect from West Virginia, Seth Fogarty, has a long-time affection for UCLA. Will he trip to UCLA soon and decide pretty quickly?

Seth Fogarty, 6-1.5, 190, 4.45, Morgantown (West Virginia) High, had a great junior year with 73 catches for 1,200 yards and 10 touchdowns. This multi-sport athlete plays both ways in football, plays basketball and runs track as well. "I play defensive back as well, but I've been recruited so far strictly for receiver," he said.

Fogarty's top five schools are Penn State, West Virginia, Georgia, UConn and UCLA. He will likely take official visits to all the schools over the next few weeks except for West Virginia since he lives so close to campus. His may use his fifth official visit to see Syracuse.

Rumors have been floating around the Internet that Fogarty will make a decision soon. "Since I have narrowed it down to five schools and I have told a lot of the coaches that probably the weekend after the 21st (of September) or a couple weeks after that I'll be making my decision. I just talked to my head football coach, and I think it will be best to make a decision before the playoffs."

When asked which school was recruiting him the hardest, Fogarty said, "Probably West Virginia since it's my home state, my hometown school and I live about a couple miles from it." But when asked if all that made West Virginia his favorite he said, "To tell you the truth, no, not at this point. I have five schools that I am really interested in, and I am not sure which one right now is in the lead"

Why the interest in UCLA, a school nearly 3,000 miles from home? "Since I was a little kid I've always been interested in UCLA. A couple of my brothers live in Oregon, and they have just been telling me good things about it. One of my best friends was actually out there and checked out the campus for me, and he said he really liked it. Since I was a kid I always dreamed about going to UCLA." Coincidentally, it appears that Fogarty will make his decision right around the time he is headed for his visit to UCLA "I'll visit UCLA the weekend after the 21st or a couple of weekends after the 21st I will be going out there."

Who's made a good impression from UCLA with Fogarty? "Coach Toledo. I've talked to him, and then also the wide receivers coach, coach (Ron) Carragher. He actually came to our high school here in Morgantown and talked to me for a little bit. He has been recruiting me since the middle of last year."

While he didn't attend a Nike camp this summer, Fogarty kept busy and it paid off. "I attended the Georgia camp also the Clemson and Auburn one-day recruiting camps. I also went up to the UConn one-day recruiting camp as well as West Virginia's camp." During those camps he impressed enough to pick up scholarship offers from Georgia and UConn.

Since Forgarty is in West Virginia's backyard, will his family have any hesitation about him leaving the state for college? "Definitely not. I think my parents will be satisfied wherever I go. All the schools that have offered me are great academic schools as well as athletic schools."

Fogarty is fully qualified.


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