It’s always been thought that it would be hard to get Metairie, La., Archbishop cornerback Rummel Kristian Fulton away from LSU, but it does seem like that is a legitimate possibility for Arkansas after this weekend.
That’s according to Fulton (6-1, 180), whose parents are big LSU fans and who is regarded as a four-star prospect by Scout .com
"It will be my own decision," Fulton said. "I gotta be there for the next three to four years. Wherever I go hopefully they will accept my decision.
"I mean getting back up here and the feeling of coming back up here definitely has me thinking. It is going to be a tough decision when I have to make my decision."
Fulton, who took the official visit along with his teammate and Razorback defensive tackle pledge Briston Guidry, was a part of one of the more talented assemblage of recruits in one weekend on the Arkansas campus in some time.
He made it clear that he sees a true leader at the helm in Razorback head coach Bret Bielema - who will be in his home Thursday night - and he has become close with Arkansas defensive tackle signee and fellow Under Armour All-American and The Opening participant McTelvin “Sosa” Agim.
"I believe Coach B is building something special here," Fulton said. "This class we had up here is crazy. I talked to the coaches and they say they haven't had this type of class up here before. It is great having Sosa up here and it is definitely something we can build on."
LSU fans want Fulton to be a Tiger, but he can also see himself as a Razorback as are his former teammates Dwayne Eugene and Henre' Toliver.
He will also visit Florida next weekend before making a final decision.
"You have to find a environment that has a family like," Fulton said. "I don't think you can find that anywhere else and that is something positive about the school and you gotta go somewhere comfortable. I definitely feel comfortable here. The players are great and the fans are great and they treat us great up here.”
Arkansas has 2016 commits from Louisiana prospects in Guidry, linebackers De’Jon Harris and Giovanni LaFrance and Cole Kelley.
The chief recruiter on all of those guys has been Arkansas wide recover coach and New Orleans native Michael Smith.
"Most of the players can relate to him," Fulton said. "It is easy for us to connect with him and he understands us.”
He got to talk a lot with Arkansas secondary coach Clay Jennings and knows playing time is available in the Razorback defensive backfield.
"Coach Jennings is not guaranteeing me a spot but told me that he feels like they need depth and I could get early playing time."