Jared Fagan and his Westlake teammates came up short in the Maryland 3A South Regional title game last week, falling to Lackey 14-13. In the final quarter, Fagan scored the go-ahead 19-yard touchdown run with less than two minutes left on the clock. The extra point failed, and Lackey drove down for the winning score and extra point.
“It was disappointing, but that’s what happens,” Fagan said. “We lost to Lackey twice this year, and those are our only losses. We still had a pretty good season though.”
Westlake finished the year 10-2, and Fagan finished with 1,500 yards rushing, 18 touchdowns, and four interceptions. He played running back and safety this season.
With his football season complete, Fagan will now participate in Indoor Track, specifically the 55 and the 300 meters. His personal best in the 55 is 6.3 seconds, and he hopes to improve upon that this year.
“I got disqualified in the state finals last year,” Fagan said. “Last year was my first time running indoor and the 55. The big difference between that and the 100 meters (outdoor) is you have to get off the blocks faster. I think last year will help me and hopefully I can win this year.”
Fagan is state champion in the 100 meters. He has run a personal best of 10.4 in the 100, which broke his conference record. It is this blazing speed and big-play ability that have him attracting scholarship offers from many schools.
He has received scholarship offers from Virginia Tech, Boston College, Vanderbilt, and Connecticut among others. Virginia Tech remains his leader.
“Virginia Tech is still number one,” Fagan said. “When I went there for the Miami game, I had a chance to see what the atmosphere was like. I really liked it. The whole team has a family feel to it. I definitely think the family thing is important.”
Fagan has set official visits to Vanderbilt on December 6th and Connecticut on December 13th. All of the schools involved are recruiting him as an athlete with his likely position being wide receiver. Connecticut likes him as a running back.
He hopes to set a visit to Virginia Tech very soon, however he has not spoken with Tech coaches in a few weeks.
“I haven’t talked to them in maybe two weeks,” Fagan said. “It’s funny with Virginia Tech…either they call and miss me or I call and miss them. They are still recruiting me though, and they are still on top. Hopefully, I can speak to the coaches soon and set something...
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