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Facyson not rushing things

Rising senior cornerback Brandon Facyson of Newnan (Ga.) Northgate entered spring practice with Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech as his co-leaders, and he will exit it with the same two programs on top.
Even so, much has changed during the past few weeks.
With offers pouring in, Facyson has decided to step back a little bit to look things over and closely examine the entire field of contenders.
"Some good ones have offered me lately," Facyson said. "I want some time to go ahead and see what they're all about, and try to get to their campuses. If I didn't get the late offers, I'd probably be close to picking a school."
All told, Facyson holds 18 offers.
"The most recent have come from Indiana, Missouri, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Cincinnati, South Carolina, Illinois, Ole Miss, Wake Forest and South Florida," Facyson said. "I got nine during spring [practice], over the last week and a half."
More offers could be coming.
Auburn stopped by Northgate on Thursday. Florida was there Wednesday. Clemson, Georgia, Kentucky and Vanderbilt checked in earlier in the week. The 6-feet-2, 181-pound Facyson thinks Clemson or Kentucky potentially could be next to offer.
"They said I'm a very dynamic player," Facyson said. "I'm a tall, lean guy that has great body control. And great speed. That's just the stuff on the field. Off the field, I have a 3.95 GPA. I work hard on and off the field, and I'm a leader."
Thus far, Facyson has visited Georgia Tech, South Carolina and Virginia Tech.
"All of them stood out in their own ways," Facyson said. "With Georgia Tech, they treat me very well when I come down there. Same with Virginia Tech and South Carolina."
Facyson hopes to visit several colleges this summer, including Duke, LSU, North Carolina, South Florida, Wake Forest and possibly Florida should the Gators offer.
After those visits, a decision could come relatively quickly.
"Definitely before the season starts," Facyson said. "The recruiting process is great, but I have one team and that team is Northgate. That's my main focus right now."
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