It’s crunch time for college coaches and the 2017 class, but that hasn’t stopped the Maryland staff from mass-offering some newly-identified 2018 targets. On Jan. 30, UMD assistant Brawley Evans dipped into familiar Terps’ recruiting territory and offered a budding defensive end with only one other FBS offer to date.
Sandy Creek’s (Tyrone, Ga.) Nick Fulwider , a 6-foot-7, 230-pounder with loads of potential, added his second Big Ten look from UMD, to go along with a previous verbal from Purdue.
“I was very excited to receive an offer from a great school like Maryland,” Fulwider said. “I don’t know too much about the school yet, but I plan on doing some research. It’s a great Big Ten program and I know it’s a school on the rise.”
Fulwider said Evans trekked through Tyrone recently in order to speak with the school’s coaches. Apparently the two have spoken and begun to develop a rapport.
“I have started a relationship with Coach Evans, and I think he’s a cool guy. I want to get to know him even more. He’s been in contact with me and said he’d love to get me up there for a visit,” Fulwider said. “And I would love to visit Maryland. That’s one of the schools I would like to see this offseason.”
So far, Fulwider has been through Ga Tech, Georgia, Tennessee, Duke, Wake Forest and Troy.
Meanwhile, he’s getting solid interest from Wisconsin, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and the Yellow Jackets.
“And I’d love to have offers from Georgia Tech, Duke, Wisconsin and Oregon,” Fulwider said.
Fulwider had a standout junior campaign for Sandy Creek, earning all-county honors. He helped lead his team to the class 4A state playoffs and a first-round victory.