Up to this point in the recruiting process, one team has really stood out for Westlake (MD) speedster Jared Fagan. Though he has never been to Virginia Tech – the current leader for his services, he loves the reputation Coach Beamer and company have built over the years.
“Every year Virginia Tech is in a bowl game,” said Fagan. “They have had a great program for a lot of years. Right now, if I had seen the campus and liked what I saw I would have probably committed already. I have seen their defense on TV and I think I could really fit in well and make a difference.”
Fagan could contribute on offense as well. He plays tailback as well as cornerback for Westlake, and has blazing speed that can turn any play into a touchdown.
Though he is a successful running back who is gunning for a 2,000 yard season, Fagan envisions himself playing wide receiver on the next level.
“I could play either defensive back or wide receiver in college,” said the 5-11, 165 pound Fagan, who has been timed at 10.42 in the 100 meters during a track meet. “I’ve never played receiver, but I know I could do it. I went up to the BC camp and they put me at receiver. I would like to play that position in college if I don’t play cornerback.”
According to Westlake head coach Dominic Zaccarelli, most schools are recruiting Fagan as an athlete. With a good start to the season, more teams could join Virginia Tech and Boston College on the offer list.
Schools may have to be quick, as the Westlake star may decide sometime in the fall.
“I want to decide early,” said Fagan. “I will see what other schools recruit me hard or offer me. I’ll try to get to Virginia Tech sometime in late September, because I would like to decide in October. I know I’m going to see Virginia Tech play Miami [on November 1st].”
Fagan has set lofty goals for himself this season, and if he get’s off to a start good enough to reach these goals, more offers are likely to follow. His ultimate goal, however, is for his team to be as successful as it can be.
“Basically, I want to lead my team to a state championship,” said Fagan. “We’ve been close before but never got the job done. Personally, I want to rush for over 2,000 yards and score 20-25 touchdowns on offense and lead the state of Maryland in interceptions on defense.”
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