Updated: March 4, 2013
OF NOTE: Enrolled in January after graduating from high school early.
RANKINGS: Listed as the No. 54 cornerback in the country and the No. 55 prospect in Georgia by Rivals … Ranked as the No. 39 cornerback in the country and the No. 40 player in his state by 247Sports … Listed as the No. 99 safety in the country by Scout … Ranked as the No. 26 cornerback in the country, the No. 183 player in his region and the No. 39 player in the state by ESPN Recruiting Nation.
THE VITALS: Pronounced FAY-sun … Committed to the Hokies on July 14, 2012 … Named to the 2012 All-Region 4B-AAAAA first team at cornerback … Named to the 2012 Newnan Times-Herald All-County Team as a receiver … Led Northgate High as a senior with 31 receptions for 439 yards and four touchdowns … Finished with 27 tackles … Added six pass breakups and caused a fumble … Played both ways as a junior, earning all-county honors at receiver (18 catches, 294 yards, 4 TDs) and all-region honors at defensive back (47 tackles, 3 interceptions) … Recruited by Torrian Gray.
PERSONAL: Born 9/8/94 in Jacksonville, FL … Son of Karen Riggins-Taylor and Frederick Facyson … His mother and stepfather are currently principals in Dubai … Contemplated major is pre-med, with a goal of becoming a heart surgeon.
WHY HE CHOSE TECH: “Virginia Tech made me my first offer in the spring of my 11th grade year. Coach (Torrian) Gray came down, and he picked it up in the recruiting process more than anyone else. I had 22 offers, and he was coming down there multiple times a year. So he really influenced me, and then I came for my official visit and loved everything about Virginia Tech. I loved the campus. I loved the coaches, and they made me feel like I was important. Coach (Frank) Beamer said that even if I got hurt, I’d still have my scholarship, and education is the most important thing to me.”