Jordan Fuller has his pick of many schools across the country to continue his academic and athletic playing career; and deservedly so.
The four-star defensive back talent out of Old Tappan (N.J.) stands 6-foot-2, 190-pounds and possesses the versatility to factor in at multiple positions in college football.
But for Fuller and his family, this decision on his future isn’t just about sports, education will play a major role and that became evident this week venturing over to Harvord for an unofficial visit.
“It was cool,” Fuller said. “I saw practice, spoke to a few coaches, a few players and got a tour so it was cool. The education of course stood out. I would’ve thought it was a bunch of nerds but it’s not that.”
“My dad really setup the visit and it was kind of like why not, we’ll see what it’s all about,” Fuller added. “It’s something to think about definitely.”
A very decorated track athlete in the state of New Jersey as well, Fuller competes in the 100-meter dash, 200, 400 and the long jump at Old Tappan.
A busy student-athlete this spring, Fuller took a visit to Michigan back in February to meet the new coaching staff in Ann Arbor, also fresh off a trip to Columbus to see Urban Meyer and the defending national champion Ohio State Buckeyes.
“That was real cool,” Fuller said Ohio State. “They’ve got top of the line of everything. It really surprised me, I didn’t think they would put as much emphasis on education as they do but they have a lot for life after football.
“They have speakers coming to speak to the team about the future, picking an agent, credit information and things for life,” Fuller added.
Asked to compare the programs at both Michigan and Ohio State, Fuller focused on the recent success and failures on the field.
“The difference is that Michigan is coming off a year they wouldn’t have liked to have,” Fuller said. “Ohio State is coming off the year they wanted to have obviously. I want to see how (the Wolverines) do this season with the new coaches.”
Although Fuller is looking to win games at the next level he stressed how important it will be to have a coaching staff with a track record of developing and sending players to the NFL.
“It definitely would be cause I want to win,” Fuller said. “It’s a definite plus but I want to be developed.”
Both Michigan and Ohio State are recruiting Fuller as a cornerback. On his unofficial visit to Ann Arbor, Fuller got to get a better feel for Wolverines’ secondary coach Greg Jackson.
“He’s real cool and when I went there I sat in all his meetings and we talked some football,” Fuller said. “He’s a good guy and knows his football. I know he coached in the NFL too so that’s cool.”
Moving forward, the plan is to visit Notre Dame come June once track season wraps up before beginning to take a closer look at his recruitment.
“I want to start narrowing it down pretty soon,” Fuller said. “I don’t know when my decision will be but I definitely want to narrow it down soon.”
“I’m going to take all five official visits,” added Fuller.