Tempe Leaves a Good Impression on Fuller

Devils Digest talked to Charter Oak's running back Patrick Fuller upon his return from an official trip to Arizona State.

"It was a good visit," said the 6-0 200 from Covina, CA. "They have a good program, very nice stadium, good coaching staff, great teachers…I met a lot of interesting people up there."

"Tyrice Thompson was my host player," Fuller continued. "He was real cool to hang out with. I was very impressed by the academic support there. I talked a lot to Jean Boyd about that. He taught me a lot, and that was pretty cool." One the highlights of his trip was going to the Suns-Rockets game on Saturday night. "My boy (Stephon) Marbury was balling! That was a nice hook-up. We were walking around the whole time, but it was cool (smile)."

Fuller finished his senior season with over 1800 yards rushing, as well as 22 touchdowns. He describes himself as a versatile player. "I can go outside or inside with the ball," he said. "I catch it from the back field pretty well. I need to really work on my legs, and on my pass blocking. It's not that I can't pass block, but I know I have to work on that more for the next level."

The running back visited Washington last week, and plans to trip to Oregon State on January 9th, and Oregon on the 16th. "Washington and ASU are two different places," exclaimed Fuller. "They both were really cool, and I haven't decided on any of them. I want to take my other two visits, and compare all four. Whichever one stands out the most to me, that's the one I'm gonna go to." He added that he didn't believe that he would make his commitment before taking all of his trips, and wasn't sure if he will add a fifth official visit.

When asked what kind aspects will influence his decision, he replied: "I'm looking for a place that I can feel comfortable for 4-5 years," exclaimed Fuller. "I'm looking for a place that if I get hurt, I still know I can be in school without them dropping me or something like that. I want to go to a place that has a nice program and nice people."

Fuller mentioned that he's still in the process of academically qualifying, and is awaiting his SAT results from two weeks ago. He did feel optimistic accomplishing that goal. "I know I'm not that far behind to qualify."

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