John Fulton Recruiting File

Manning (SC) superstar John Fulton is one of the top cover corners in America. Blessed with great hips and quick feet he also has the size to play physical at the line of scrimmage and recovery speed (4.39) to make plays on the ball in the air.

State: South Carolina

City: Manning

High School: Manning High School

Position: Cornerback

National Rank: No. 73

Position Rank: 5*/No. 5

Height: 6-0

Weight: 180

40-Time: 4.39

Contenders: South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, LSU and Florida

Johnavon Fulton was scheduled to attend Friday Night Lights with his coach but things did not work out that way. It is unfortunate he wasn't able to attend to test his skills against some of the elite wide receiver prospects in the country.

My Take: John Fulton finds himself near or at the top of many teams wish list at the cornerback position. He has everything you look for in a corner with size, speed, lateral quickness, great hips and has a way of getting to the ball when it's in the air. Alabama appeared to be the front runner for a long time and he could still end up in Tuscaloosa but the home town Gamecocks are sitting in the one spot at this time. Fulton will see South Carolina play at least three times in 2009. He will makes his visit to Athens when the Bulldogs host Steve Spurrier and the Gamecocks. Fulton will also visit Alabama when they host the Gamecocks and I would be shocked if he doesn't make at least one visit watch South Carolina play a home game.

Fulton told me last week that it looks like he will take his official to Florida for the Tennessee game and he will get a second chance to watch the Gators play when they travel to LSU. Fulton might be on hand to watch the Gators play in Columbia on November 14. If that turns out to be the case he will have watched both South Carolina and Florida play three times in person with Georgia, Alabama and LSU each getting one visit. I believe that the outcome of these games will have an impact on Fulton moving forward as he gets closer to making his choice. He has mentioned in the past he is curious to see how some of these teams hold up during the course of the season. South Carolina is in the driver seat at this time but what happens if he watches them go 0-3 against Florida, Georgia and Alabama? Only time will tell.

Scout.com Biography: Fulton finished his All-Conference junior season with eight interceptions. "I am a big corner, so I like to play close to the line. I think I am more of a man guy myself. My coaches always tell me that and I think that is what most college coaches like about me. I can make the interception in coverage or come up and make the big hit against the run. I am big enough that I can play safety or corner too. I think schools like that."


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