Swinney Visits Top Florida DB

Derrick Fulton, one of the fastest players from the Sunshine state, met with Coach Swinney last week and is scheduled to visit Clemson in early January. Are the Tigers in position to get 4 players from one of the Sunshine states top programs? We've got all the details in this recruiting update.

CB Derrick Fulton
5-10, 175, 4.37
Columbia High School
Lake City, Florida

With the verbal commitment of only one true cornerback for the 2004 class, the Clemson coaching staff is scouring the southeast to find another top notch prospect, At 5-10, 175 pounds, and running a 4.37 forty yard dash, Florida native Derrick Fulton fits the bill.

Fulton is being recruited by a whole host of schools and has his list narrowed down to three. "My favorites right now are Clemson, North Carolina and South Florida. I have set official visits with all of them," said the standout cornerback.

Fulton also has offers from Nebraska, Iowa, South Carolina, North Carolina State, Kentucky and Louisville.

Clemson assistant coach Dabo Swinney visited Lake City last week to meet with Fulton and his talented teammates George Timmons, Andre Copeland and Rashaun Jones.

"It went pretty good. We talked about the official visit weekend. He said it would be a real big weekend." Fulton and 3 other of his teammates are all scheduled to visit Clemson on January 9.

As far as statistics go, Fulton finished his senior season with some very impressive numbers, registering 59 tackles, 7 interceptions, 3 touchdowns off interceptions, and 2 punt return touchdowns on the year.

As far as qualifying goes, the Lake City standout appears to have everything in order in the class room, but he will be working to improve his ACT score over the next few months so he consider himself full qualified.

"My grades are in good shape but I need to bring up my test score. I am taking the ACT this weekend."

The Tigers are recruiting Fulton, who runs a 4.37 forty yard dash, as a corner. We will continue to keep you updated on this outstanding cornerback from Florida, right up through signing day 2004.

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