March 2, 2011

Fuller reacts with a wow to Michigan offer

At the Badger Sports 7-on-7 tournament in New Jersey Feb. 27, national recruiting analyst Mike Farrell ran into Devin Fuller, who reported he was just 'wowed' by a Michigan offer. caught up with Fuller, recently named to the 2012 U.S. Army All-American Bowl roster, for his thoughts …

"I wasn't expecting it at all so that's why I said it was a 'wow' offer, but it's a great offer too," said the 6-0, 185-pound recruit. "I haven't been up there so I don't know enough about them yet but they're one of those schools that seems to have great academics and they have a lot of football tradition.

"There is nothing to dislike about Michigan."

Defensive backs coach Curt Mallory phoned Fuller with his offer and the two spoke briefly. The Rivals250 to Watch in 2012 prospect is up to 14 offers, including Boston College, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Rutgers and Penn State but hasn't narrowed down his list yet.

He would like to take a visit to Ann Arbor this spring or summer - and would really like to see every school that has offered him - but has just one trip planned for Penn State March 25.

"Every offer I get is very exciting and it's an honor," said Fuller. "I know that something like only one percent of high school athletes get Division I scholarships so every time I get one I feel like I should check out that school a little bit because they've taken the time to get to know me and I owe them as much."

Fuller carries a 3.0 GPA and said he will consider academics, football and facilities in that order. He doesn't have a timetable on a decision but noted recently there is some appeal of announcing at the Army All-American Bowl.

"That was such an unbelievable moment - to be asked to participate in that," he said. "I don't know that I've had a feeling like that in forever and probably won't again until I pick a school."

The Army Bowl representatives told Fuller they would be adding him to the roster as an athlete, with the potential to play a multitude of positions. That's been the message from the programs recruiting him too. Fuller plays quarterback for Old Tappan High School and produced 4,150 yards of total offense and 52 touchdowns in 2010.

"Michigan has talked to me about quarterback, safety, slot, cornerback … a lot of positions, but mostly quarterback," Fuller said.

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