RB C.J. Fuller Profile
The Tigers' third-year assistant was by the school in the morning before returning later that afternoon to watch C.J. Fuller practice.
Louisville, N.C. State and Tennessee have also sent assistants to Easley this spring.
With offers from Clemson, UNC and N.C. State, Fuller thinks that Louisville and Tennessee could be next. But time is running out.
Fuller, a three-star, is about to put an end to his recruitment. He plans to announce his commitment "sometime after" spring practice.
"Just to get it out of the way -- if I know what I want to do, then I might as well just go ahead and do it, stop waiting around," Fuller said during an ON LOCATION interview with CUTigers on Monday morning.
Each of the three schools that have offered was broken down by the 5-foot-10, 200-pound running back.
Clemson: I like the atmosphere down there and I like the coaches a lot.
N.C. State: I like the dorms up there. I like the people up there.
UNC: I like the school. I like their nutrition program.
Easley head coach Grayson Howell, who was Roderick McDowell's offensive coordinator at Sumter High School, is entering his first season as head coach at Easley.
"They're different. Roderick is more of a quick twitch kind of guy. They're probably comparable, speed-wise," Howell said.
He added, "Both of them caught the ball very well, multi-dimensional guys, not one trick ponies at all. Roderick, when he's open in the field, is probably more elusive. C.J. is definitely thicker and stronger than Roderick was in high school."
Monday afternoon was Easley's first practice of the spring in full pads.
"[Fuller's] strong, he's powerful. He's strong in the weight room…he's smooth, you can tell there's some explosiveness there, for sure," Howell said. "He's multi-faceted. He can catch the ball. He's got pretty good hands."
As a junior, Fuller rushed for over 2,000 yards and scored 19 touchdowns. He finished with 115 carries for 805 yards as a sophomore.
In the weight room, Fuller recently maxed out at 300 pounds on the bench press. His power clean max is 250 and he's squatted 500 pounds.
ON LOCATION: C.J. Fuller
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