Fuller focused on upcoming season

With two-a-days winding down, and the start of the 2007 season just around the corner, Jeffrey Fuller has put recruiting on the back burner for now, but Aggie Websider's David Sandhop visits with him about possible leaders and where he'll be taking visits this fall.

August two-a-days are in full swing for many Texas high school players, and for highly-regarded Division I prospects like McKinney's Jeffrey Fuller, it's time to focus on the football field and not the recruiting process.

"The communication with schools and coaches has slowed down in August," Fuller said. "I'm focused on two-a-days and getting prepared for the season and the college coaches are doing the same. With the new text messaging rules, you can't hear from them either."

However, the 6-foot-4, 200-pound four-star prospect can't completely put his recruitment on hold this fall, especially since he's decided to graduate high school in December and will be enrolling in college the following January.

"It isn't something I really planned on doing at first, but I did take some classes that put me in position to graduate early," Fuller said. "The timing puts a little more pressure on me and the timetable of everything moves up."

Fuller realizes he'll need to squeeze in some unofficial visits in the fall, and he is starting to put together a tentative travel schedule although it's still a work in progress.

"I want to officially visit Florida, Ohio State, and I'm thinking about going to see Miami play Oklahoma next month," Fuller said. "I'll probably get back over to Texas A&M, but I've been there so many times it won't affect my decision if I can't find the opportunity to make it back down there."

Fuller claims no leaders at this time.

The talented wide receiver says the primary factor in his decision will be academics, followed by the state of the athletic program, and then the campus atmosphere outside of football.

"I want to go to a school where the degree is valuable that carries weight outside of football," Fuller said. "I want to major in business. I'm also looking for a successful athletic program, and then I want to feel comfortable with the atmosphere and culture of the university outside of football."

But for now, Fuller is gearing up for the 2007 Texas high school football season. McKinney Boyd has taken its lumps, as most new schools do. However, this year's team finally has some experience and talent in place to be competitive.

"Practice is going great. We have a strong team this year," Fuller said. "The defense is looking really good right now. Our safeties are fast and physical. On offense, we have a fantastic sophomore quarterback who will do a good job for us. We're expecting to win a lot of games this season."

Fuller says his preseason practices are going well. He feels he's quicker and faster than he was this time last year, and his route running and overall play on the field has improved as well.

McKinney Boyd will get its first taste of live action when they scrimmage Burkburnett on Saturday.




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