DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Despite his commitment to Florida State, Cyrus Fagan is still considering three SEC schools.
The nation’s No. 6 safety picked the Seminoles two months ago, but hasn’t shut down his recruiting process.
“I’m still a junior and I got a lot of visits to take,” said Fagan, who’s from Mainland High School in Daytona Beach, Fla.
“But Florida State is my team right now. I’m loving it up there in Tallahassee. It just feels like home.”
The 6-foot-1, 180-pounder listed Georgia, Florida and Tennessee in order as his favorite schools behind FSU. Here’s what he likes about each SEC program:
Georgia: “It’s a school that’s on the rise. They got (defensive coordinator) Mel Tucker from Alabama. I worked with him at their summer camp.”
Florida: “(Secondary) coach Torrian Gray tells me everything I need to hear. Just the things he can do and players he has worked with. He’s a cool guy, and if you got a coach you love, you’ll listen to him.”
Tennessee: “I like their tradition. Their colors look cool, that orange and white. And their coaches are going to put together a good team this year.”
The Gators and Vols have ground to make up on FSU and UGA, but two of Fagan’s teammates are about to enroll at Florida (DE Jachai Polite) and Tennessee (OT Marcus Tatum).
“I’ve played with them at Mainland for two years, so they’re like my brothers,” Fagan said. “If what they’re saying about their school is true when they get there, then I’ll consider them more.”
Though Fagan is still open to other schools, he’s not sure what it will take to change his commitment.
“I really don’t know,” Fagan said. “I just have to keep going through my process and see what’s on the table.”