August 10, 2011

ATH Fuller breaks down 11

Less than a dozen schools are still in the running for Devin Fuller, the four-star athlete from New Jersey and U.S. Army All-American. On Tuesday, Fuller went on the record and explained why each of the schools remaining made the cut.

The 6-foot, 185-pound athlete from Old Tappan, N.J., is ranked the No. 37 overall prospect in the nation by Rivals.com. Versatile and athletic, Fuller can hurt you in multiple ways.

Rutgers, TCU, UConn, Georgia Tech, UCLA, Nebraska, Penn State, Kansas, Alabama, Miami and Boston College are the 11 schools still under consideration, and Fuller had some thoughts on each.

"I really like Rutgers' coaching staff," Fuller explained. "I love them there. Plus it's close to home.

"My dad went to TCU so that's a plus for them. They've got nice weather down there and it's a nice campus. The football team is on the rise.

"UConn has been on me since early in the process so that's one of the key things to it for them. Plus it's a great school academically. A lot of kids from my school have gone there and tell me it's a wonderful school. The football team won the Big East last year.

"Nebraska has the spread offense with Taylor Martinez so that's a plus. They were ranked in the Top 25 for a lot of the year and that's another plus. They play some good competition and they have good coaches over there.

"It would be good to play for Coach Joe Paterno at Penn State and they've got a great coaching staff there.

"I went down to Georgia Tech for an unofficial visit a while ago and I fell in love with the campus. The food down there is wonderful. I've got an uncle down there and I could go visit him all the time. The offense they have is wonderful, too.

"UCLA has a new offensive coordinator, Mike Johnson, so I like them mainly for that.

"Kansas has Turner Gill and he went to Nebraska. He was in a similar situation to me so he could guide me. He's a wonderful coach.

"Playing for Coach Nick Saban at Alabama would be good. They're always up there in the rankings and playing with the top kids in the country would be nice.

"I'm the only quarterback on Boston College's board right now. If I don't commit there then they're not going to take a quarterback. That was a big thing with me, just how much they trust me and what they're willing to do for me.

"I really like Miami's offense. They like athletes. I would like playing for them. I love their tradition and their offense," he concluded.

All of those schools except Alabama and TCU are recruiting Fuller as a quarterback.

The next step in the process for Fuller is to get his list down to five. That will probably happen in the next few weeks before his school year really gets going. No school is a lock to make that cut as of right now.

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