Talented 2017 DE: 'I Want To Go To Auburn'

Big-time 2017 defensive end Terry Fuller is already a standout performer for Griffin (Ga.) High School.

Griffin, Ga.--Griffin High School has a long history of producing talented football players, many of whom have gone on to great success in the college and professional ranks. Included in that list are names such as Willie Gault, Jessie Tuggle and current NFL players such as Jonathan Sullivan and Bobby Rainey, not to mention Griffin native and Hall of Famer Rayfield Wright, who went to Fairmont High before it merged with Griffin.

This year’s team is full of names to remember as well with Auburn commitment Jordan Colbert, Georgia commitment Christian Owens and Duke commitment Keyston Fuller. Another player to watch is still two years away from signing a college scholarship, but 2017 defensive end Terry Fuller is already making a name for himself for the Bears with his strong play off the edge.

A part-time starter as a freshman last season for a team that won a state title, the 6-4, 230 Fuller is now fully entrenched on the defensive line for the Bears. Even though he has still got two seasons of high school football remaining, he is continually working on improving his craft and that means getting after the quarterback.

“This year I’m getting a lot more playing time,” Fuller said of his starting role. “Last year I started during the middle of the season. I like getting off the edge. I think I’ve got enough speed to do that.

“I love it. That’s all I can say. I love being a defensive end and going after the quarterback.”

Fuller is an impressive young lineman

Cousins and teammates with current Auburn commitment Colbert, Fuller has already had the opportunity to get the recruiting process started. That has meant trips to several top programs, including multiple trips to the Plains. Already very familiar with the college and its football history, Fuller said early on he definitely likes what he sees from Gus Malzahn and Auburn.

“I love it,” Fuller said of Auburn. “When I go down there it’s like family. Everybody greets me there. I like the team and the things they do. The atmosphere is just so, I can’t explain it.

“Every time I go home I tell my mom, ‘I want to go to Auburn.’ She tells me I’m too young to make the decision, but I keep telling her I want to go to Auburn.”

Adding that having his good friend already at Auburn would be huge for him, Fuller said he’s just hoping to get that good news from the Tigers down the road. “An offer would mean a lot,” he said. “It would mean so much to me.”

In addition to Auburn, Fuller said he’s already hearing from several of the top schools in the country with still plenty of season left in his sophomore year.

Alabama looked at me my freshman year,” Fuller said. “My defensive end coach told me they offered me my freshman year, but I just thought they were looking at me. Florida State, Georgia and Clemson are all looking at me, too.”

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