Meet the NEW Devils: Keyston Fuller

Signing Day profile of the Duke's three star athlete commitment

Keyston Fuller
Griffin (Ga.) Griffin HS
Three stars
Committed on June 23, 2014

Vitals: 6-foot-0, 180 pounds

Recruitment: Fuller picked Duke over offers from Clemson, Georgia, North Carolina, Mississippi State, South Carolina, and others. And while the Blue Devils certainly recruited him hard, it appears as though Fuller didn't really need the hard sell to make the choice.

"My recruiting coach was Coach Jones, and really, Duke didn't have a main selling point with me. I already knew what the deal was with them, and Duke has always been a stand out for me with academics. I never really knew that football would come into the equation with them."

"I do think the tradition on the field is there at Duke. Regardless of the past, they've shown the program is on the come up."

Early Impact: Fuller could play as a wide receiver or as a defensive back at the college level. His game begins with speed and, as noted in several other prospect profiles, that translates and usually results in playing early. He projects to play receiver at this time, and will push the younger guys on the outside. He could also step into the slot and factor in as a return guy early on. It’ll likely come down to Fuller, Nagel, and Rahming battling to avoid the redshirt in the class of 2015 and to play this Fall.

Scout Take: Of all the wide receiver targets in the class, Fuller may be the one with the most upside. He’s got enough size and speed to factor in at the Division One level. He’s also the one with the most room to improve with good coaching. He’s got the most physical gifts, but most coaches recruiting him believed he needed to improve on the smaller and finer points of the position including running routes.

“I am really focused on running my routes and catching more with my hands. That’s what Coach Faris told me he is going to be looking for from me when I get to campus. I’ve really put in work on finishing my routes and improving my moves around the line of scrimmage. I feel that the work has paid off as I’m getting phenomenal results with both my yards after the catch and I find myself getting open a lot quicker.”

Quickness is a hallmark of Fuller’s game after the future Blue Devil clocked a 4.42 time in the 40 yard dash at the Nike Camp in March. Add in elite athleticism and you’ve got a football player who will factor in somewhere on the roster…perhaps wide receiver, and perhaps elsewhere. And that’s just fine with him.

"Honestly I think I should be listed as an athlete. I can play on either side of the ball and ultimately the coaches will put me wherever I cam make the biggest impact."


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