Fuller commits to Clemson

On Monday evening, Easley High School running back C.J. Fuller decided to call an end to his to recruitment by committing to Clemson.

RB C.J. Fuller Profile

The junior running back prospect picked Clemson over offers from N.C. State and UNC.

"It's something that I really wanted to do for a while, for a couple of weeks," he told CUTigers on Monday night.

Several factors attracted him to Clemson.

"At Clemson, the football program is growing. It's just been there. I want to be part of that. They have a great coaching staff, great players. The head coach, coach [Dabo] Swinney, I like him a lot," Fuller said. "Good fans, just the whole day. It's just everything that I like about Clemson."

He delivered the news to Swinney over the phone.

"I told him I was all in and wanted to be apart of the family. He just congratulated me and told me what a commitment meant to him and what it meant to the Clemson staff," Fuller said. "I just told him that he had my word and that I'm done with my recruiting. I want to be a Tiger."

The chance to play running back played a big part in his decision.

"At the beginning, it was a big part, because they were saying DB. I really wasn't liking that. Then, they started saying athlete. That was a little better," Fuller said. "Then, when I started going to the games and stuff like that, coach [Tony] Elliott told me if I came to Clemson I could play running back."

This weekend, Fuller will head to Spartanburg High School for the Shrine Bowl Combine. He'll visit Clemson in June during camp.

"I'm going to try to work out a lot this summer, get my footwork down, lose a couple of pounds, just try to eat right and work hard," he said.

Right now, Fuller tips the scales at 205. He wants to drop 10-15 pounds before the start of his senior season.

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

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