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Cyrus Fagan a true center fielder for FSU

Fagan will get a chance to play for his favorite team.

Cyrus Fagan
Cyrus Fagan
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Florida State safety Cyrus Fagan grew up loving the ‘Noles and followed that youthful fandom to campus, turning from FSU fan to athlete once he early enrolled in January.

Fagan, from Daytona Beach (FL) Mainland grew up loving the ‘Noles and is now a part of the program, years later.

The 6’2, 182-pound safety is a top-100 player according to 247Sports’ composite rankings, coming in at No. 96 overall in the 2017 class. Additionally, Fagan is the No. 12 safety in the country and No. 18 overall player in the prospect-rich state of Florida.

The four-star picked FSU over 30 other schools, including Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, LSU, Georgia, Florida, Louisville, Wisconsin, and West Virginia, to name a few.

Cyrus Fagan excited to work with future FSU teammates, coaches

Cyrus Fagan, one the best safeties in the country is committed to Florida State Seminoles Football. Today we got to watch him work out with future teammates and coaches at camp.

Posted by on Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Fagan received his offer from the ‘Noles when he attended Junior Day in 2015. He would ultimately make his commitment official at Junior Day in 2016. In total, Fagan has unofficially visited four times, made an official visit, and attended camp twice before his official enrollment earlier this January.

He joins an incoming secondary that includes fellow early enrollee Stanford Samuels III.

A high school coach on our staff scouted Fagan— here’s his evaluation.

Cyrus Fagan is a true free-safety prospect. He can play the deep or middle parts of the field, as well as on the hashes in any defensive scheme. His film shows superb ball skills with the ability to track and finish plays with interceptions. Fagan hunts the ball from the back end and is able to read and react to the quarterback. Finding a safety who can play the deep middle, or half is important in today's game and he can do just that.

Fagan has a tight back pedal and should be able to matchup in man coverage when asked. The safety triggers on the run game, gets downhill, and leverages the ball very well, but is even more impressive in coverage. Fagan takes appropriate angles to the ball while it’s in the air and is often in the right position to make a play. When the ball finds him, he showcases the ability to secure it and flip the field. Fagan’s film is impressive because he is constantly finishing plays with the ball in his hands.