Four-Star Safety Impressed With Florida's New DB Coach

Two weeks ago, the Florida Gators hired Torrian Gray as defensive backs coach after he spent 10 seasons at the same job with Virginia Tech. The 2017 recruiting cycle is already underway for Florida, and the Gators are targeting several defensive backs. One of those is four-star safety Cyrus Fagan, who met with Florida last Friday. 

"The visit was great, I got to meet the new coach," Fagan told Gator Country. "Coach Gray was telling me everything I wanted to hear. I sat down and talked to him and then we went and watched the team workout. We got a chance to get to know each other a little bit ... He’s cool dude and he’s going to keep it 100 with you. He’s going to tell you everything you want to hear and need to hear. He’s going to put you in the right spot and teach everything you need to know abut football. He’s going to make you the best player you can be."

Fagan hails from Daytona Beach, Florida and is the No. 92 overall player in the class of 2017. Gray tried to sell Fagan on joining defensive back university (DBU) at Florida. 

"He came from Virginia Tech from what he said," Fagan said. "He said that he had DBU with the Fuller brothers and now he’s joining DBU at Florida. He said that he also coached Kam Chancellor and he taught the guys how to be successful. Those guys are doing big things in the NFL and that’s where I want to be."

Florida State might be the current favorite for Fagan, but he said he feels like he's a priority for Florida. That's a promising sign for the Gators' hopes of landing him. 

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