The offers continue to roll in for 2016 Old Tappan (N.J.) four-star cornerback Jordan Fuller.
Michigan is the latest school to drop its name onto the list of roughly 20 others hoping secure a commitment from Fuller, the Wolverines extending a scholarship this week.
“I called Coach (Chris) Partridge, he’s new there and he just said they watched my film and really liked me and he put me on the phone with Coach (Greg) Jackson and Coach (D.J.) Durkin,” Fuller said. “They told me I had an offer and really interested in me at defensive back. It’s a big one.”
“They’re both cool guys,” Fuller added. “Very cool and complimented me and stuff and I’m interested and really want to visit.”
At 6-foot-2, 195-pounds already, Fuller slides back and forth between safety and corner on his high school, actually preferring to stick to cornerback in college.
Though it’s been quite some time since Michigan has been a powerhouse in college football, Fuller believes the opportunity in Ann Arbor remains an intriguing one.
“Michigan is still Michigan,” Fuller said. “I just know they’ve been big time for a long time and I know their stadium is the biggest in the U.S. and the most wins ever.”
“I’m looking for good academics and I want to know if I can play early,” Fuller said. “I want to have a family vibe that I get there and just being able to see myself there.”
With offers from all around the nation Fuller says he is open early on in his recruitment right now.
Although Fuller insinuated distance wouldn’t be a major issue, his intention isn’t to venture too far from home.
“I want to stay relatively close because my brother is at UCLA right now and it’s tough to not see him a lot,” Fuller said. “But if the school’s right for me I don’t mind.”
Fuller did add that UCLA isn’t the leader in the clubhouse despite already having his brother on campus on Los Angeles.
Looking back on his junior season, Fuller believes great progress was made despite facing some adversity in the early going.
“My junior year started off with an injury, I had a wrist fracture and played with a cast for a few weeks,” he said. “I only played defense for a few weeks before playing offense too. I improved my speed and I got a little bigger as well and just learning the game.”