Tech Leader for Fagan

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Virginia Tech has been the leader for Westlake (Waldorf, MD) running back Jared Fagan since the Hokies offered earlier this year. This weekend, Fagan will get to see his favorite in action, as he will be a visitor for the Miami (FL) game on Saturday night.

“Yes, I am going to the game this weekend,” said Fagan, who’s making the trip with his father. “I’m excited about it.”

The 5-10, 165 pound speedster has received written scholarship offers from Virginia Tech, Boston College, Connecticut, Vanderbilt, and Kent State. There is a chance he commits to the Hokies this weekend, however he is thinking hard about taking at least a few official visits before deciding.

“It’s a possibility,” said Fagan of committing to Virginia Tech. “Virginia Tech’s been my front runner for a while. I’m still weighing my options. I might want to take some official visits in order to talk to some professors and check out different schools. I’ve done some research on Business programs and checked out each school, but I might want to see them in person. I’m in the process of setting up an official to Connecticut. I want to visit Virginia Tech and I’m thinking about Marshall and Michigan State.”

Fagan, who is being recruited as an “athlete” by everyone except Connecticut (recruiting as running back), says Marshall would be his second choice behind Virginia Tech.

“Marshall is probably next behind Virginia Tech,” said Fagan. “They like to throw the ball, and it looks like it would be a good place to go if you are a wide receiver.”

Virginia Tech’s coaching staff and current players are two of the reasons Fagan has the Hokies as his favorite.

“Football wise, I like Virginia Tech because Coach Beamer has been there for so long and will be there for a long time,” said Fagan, who’s main recruiter from Virginia Tech is Billy Hite. “When this first started, my coach told me things to look at, and one of them was whether or not the coach would be there for a long time.

“Also, I feel like I fit in the program. I’ve been looking through the media guide, and I see that they have mostly speed guys at wide receiver, regardless of size. I fit that type of player. And Virginia Tech is tough – they have a great program.”

Virginia Tech is recruiting Fagan as an “athlete” as well, with wide receiver being the most likely position. Playing running back for Westlake’s Wing