All Over the Map

Florida tight end Brandon Fulse said he is keeping all his options open and has no preference about staying in-state. "Right now it's about 50/50," Fulse said. "If I go out-of-state, I want it to be somewhere I feel like home. If I stay closer, its going to be about the relationship with the coaches that going to help me decide. My mom likes in-state, but in the end, it's up to me..."

Brandon Fulse, the 6-foot-5, 245-pound four-star tight end/defensive end from Fort Meade, Fla., still denies a solid leader and has a ways to go before he narrows his focus from among 23 offers.

"I haven't narrowed it down to a definite top five yet, but I'm getting closer," said Scout.com's No. 15 tight end. "Right now, I like Miami, Oregon, Texas Tech, South Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, Florida State, Auburn and Florida." All have offered.

Fulse admits that Miami, his childhood favorite, holds the sentimental top spot. "I've loved Miami since I was little. I love the school and the tradition there. I have a good relationship with all the coaches too."

Fulse said he is keeping all options open and has no preference about staying in-state. "Right now it's about 50/50. If I go out-of-state, I want it to be somewhere I feel like home. If I stay closer, its going to be about the relationship with the coaches that going to help me decide. My mom likes in-state, but in the end, it's up to me."

Fulse says he's planning on heading west for at least one of his official visits. "I'm definitely planning on taking an official (visit) to Oregon," he said. "The Ducks are a great program and I'm interested in seeing the school.

"Also, I want to go to Texas Tech. They are another one that is pretty solid on my top list right now.

"I also really like Florida a lot," he said. "Them winning the National Championship isn't a big deal for me through. I'd rather be the big machine coming in than going to a big machine-type program. I just want to go somewhere that I feel comfortable with and that I know I can grow with. I want to major in business and go to the NFL. I'm going to go to the place that I know can help me get there.

"I have a good relationship with the Florida State coaches," Fulse said. "It feels like home and I'm really comfortable." Auburn is recruiting Fulse the hardest of the out-of-state schools. "I want to take an official there (Auburn) as well. I'm planning on starting my visits as soon as possible.

South Florida is close to home, about an hour away," he said. "I really like the coaching staff and feel really comfortable there."

Fulse is looking forward to possibly announcing his decision the first week of November. "Nov. 3 is my aunt's birthday and I'd like to commit then," he said. "But it can be a little later. I'm not really worried about it."

Fulse plans to major in business and reports a 3.2 core GPA and a 14 ACT – retake unreported.

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